Army Troops Continue Anti-ISIL Operations in Eastern Homs, Reinvigorate Palmyra Security


The Syrian army forces extended the range of their advances in Eastern Homs, seizing back control of a 100-sq/km area.

The Syrian soldiers regained control of the area in the Southern and Northeastern parts of Palmyra (Tadmur) after heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists in Palmyra desert in Eastern Homs.

The army units inflicted heavy tolls on the ISIL terrorists during the operations and destroyed some of their military vehicles.

Meantime, the army forces won back control of a number of mountains overlooking Arak region.

Earlier today, the Syrian army, backed by the country’s air force, continued its military operations against the ISIL in Eastern Homs, and in rapid advances forced the terrorists to withdraw from vast areas near the Arak energy field Northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra.

The Syrian army had made massive advances towards Arak energy zone from different directions in Badiyeh (desert) region on Monday.

The army units made major advances Northeast of Palmyra as other units also took control of new regions Northeast of Station 4 in Eastern Homs.

“The Syrian troops recaptured several regions in Zahour al-Qanaem North of Abu Kaleh dam in Eastern Homs,” a military source said.

The ISIL sustained heavy losses in the army’s attacks and the terrorists’ military vehicles and equipment were also destroyed.

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