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Syrian Army Purges More Regions of ISIL in Deserts of Homs

16 September 2018 15:55


The Syrian Army continued storming the remaining pockets of ISIL in the Eastern desert of Homs on Sunday, imposing control over several villages and small but key towns.

The army forces clashed with ISIL in the Eastern deserts of Homs near the al-Sukhnah desert and roads to the border with Iraq, seizing more lands.

The army units drove ISIL out of the villages of al-Nayarah, al-Rashediyeh and al-Sawarem in the depth of the Eastern deserts after imposing heavy casualties on the terrorists.

In the meantime, the country’s Air Force pounded ISIL’s movements along contact lines with the terrorists in al-Sukhna desert to the border with Iraq, near Aweiraz Dam, in T2 Oil Pumping Station and near Homs border with Deir Ezzur, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

On Saturday, the army forces engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL in the deserts of Syria from Southwestern Deir Ezzur to Eastern Homs, driving the terrorists out of vast regions, including several heights.

The army soldiers, backed up by the artillery units and the country’s Air Force, stormed ISIL’s positions and purged terrorists from a large region from the T2 Oil Pumping Station in Southwestern Deir Ezzur to al-Dhamir region in al-Sham deserts.

In the meantime, field sources said that the army is planning to push the remaining pockets of ISIL back from T3 Oil Pumping Station in Eastern Homs to al-Sukhnah and from the road to Kbajeb and al-Reshwaniyeh to Humeimeh region at the provincial border with Deir Ezzur.

The sources further said that the army intends to restore sustainable security to oilfields in order to resume production and also make safe Central Syria’s roads to the Eastern part of the country.

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