In a statement, Mayhoub said that recapturing of Quaryatayn is just another severe blow to the ISIL terrorists.
The statement described the army’s operations in Quaryatayn as precise and swift, which ended in the killing and wounding of a large number of terrorists.
The army victory also cut off all ISIL supply routes to Quaryatayn and the overlooking mountains and hills.
With this new achievement, it added, the oil and gas pipelines in the area will be secured and the ISIL supply routes between al-Badiya (desert) and al-Qalamoun were blocked.
The army sources announced on Sunday that he Syrian Army alongside the National Defense Forces, backed up by the Russian and Syrian Air Forces, ended ISIL’s rule over the ancient Assyrian town of Quaryatayn and freed the entire neighborhoods of the town after days of non-stop battle.
“The Syrian army and the popular forces pushed the ISIL back from its strongholds in Quaryatayn,” the sources said, adding, “The town is now under full control of the government force.”
“The ISIL terrorists are fleeing from the battlefield in large groups,” the sources added.
They further said that the government forces are fortifying their positions across the newly-liberated town.
“The army engineering units have started to defuse a large number of land mines and explosive devices planed by the terrorists in the town’s streets and building,” the sources said.
“The army is engaged in mop-up operations in the Western part of the town to hunt the remaining pockets of ISIL terrorists, who are trapped in the tight siege of government troops,” they added.