Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Repels Attacks on Gov’t Positions in Deir Ezzur
The ISIL terrorists’ attacks to capture the government forces’ positions in Western Deir Ezzur were fended off by the strong defense of the Syrian military men.
Meantime, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their military advances in other parts of Syria, including Hama, over the past 24 hours.
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in other provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and fended off the terrorists’ attack to prevail over the government forces’ positions in Western Deir Ezzur along the highway to Homs on Tuesday.
The army men warded off ISIL’s heavy offensive in Western Deir Ezzur to break through the army positions South of the town of al-Shoula along the highway that connects Deir Ezzur to the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs.
A military source confirmed that the army men repelled the attack, killing a large number of terrorists, including non-Syrians.
In the meantime, the army units beat back another attack of the ISIL terrorists South of the town of al-Mayadeen.
Meantime, the Syrian Army dispatched a large number of forces to Southeastern Deir Ezzur to intensify the offensive on the ISIL-held town of Albu Kamal to prevent the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from accessing the border region with Iraq, military sources said Tuesday.
The sources said that the army has sent a large number of soldiers to Albu Kamal battlefield in Southeastern Deir Ezzur to block the path of the SDF to border regions with Iraq.
The sources further said that the army units have decreased their distance to Albu Kamal to almost 25 km from T2 Oil Pumping Station flank, adding that a new flank will be opened soon from Deir Ezzur city to put ISIL in Albu Kamal under more pressure.
The US and the Washington-backed SDF intend to march towards Southeastern Deir Ezzur to capture Albu Kamal before the Syrian army’s arrival in the region, but their 40-kilometer-long distance to Albu Kamal has decreased their chance to do so.
The Syrian Army troops hit the positions of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Northeastern Hama on Tuesday, deploying forces close to the terrorists’ key bastion.
The army resumed its large-scale military operation in Northeastern Hama, targeting the last towns located South of the town of al-Rahjan, an Al-Nusra Front vital bastion.
The army men managed to break through Al-Nusra’s defense lines at Sarha Shamali, resulting in the capture of the town.
According to a battlefield source, the army is now on the Southern outskirts of al-Rahjan.
Meantime, the Syrian Army managed to advance against the Al-Nusra Front in two flanks to reach Idlib after the government forces intensified attacks in Southern Aleppo and Northeastern Hama, military sources confirmed Tuesday.
The sources said that the army made remarkable progress in Northeastern Hama and Southern Aleppo, recapturing several regions that were once occupied by Al-Nusra Front terrorists.
The sources said that the army soldiers are now on the verge capturing another group of villages in Southern Aleppo, as Damascus forces deployed to al-Aziziyeh region.
Also, the army is about to seal the Hama province’s borders from the Aleppo province in a bid to secure their vital supply line to the provincial capital, the sources said.
The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria and militant groups have reached a ceasefire agreement which allows the reopening of the M-5 Homs-Hama highway, a well-informed military source said on Tuesday.
The source said that a delegation from the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria traveled to Northern Homs to meet with militant groups’ commanders earlier today.
The meeting was held in the town of Dar al-Kabira in Northern Homs, the source said, adding that new revelations confirm that five militant commanders from various groups attended the talks although the outcome of the negotiation is yet to be revealed.
The Russian Army is to establish checkpoints along the M5 Highway to allow trade to flow more easily between the cities of Hama and Homs.