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Homs: Syrian Army Sends New Military Convoys to Palmyra for Final Battle with ISIL

The Syrian Army has dispatched fresh military convoys to areas near Palmyra in Eastern Homs for cleansing operations against the remnants of the ISIL terrorist group who have returned to the region through cooperation with the US-backed militants who are deployed at borders in Southeastern Syria, sources said.

Hundreds of the Syrian Army troops together with tens of military vehicles and heavy military equipment have been sent to al-Sukhneh region in Eastern Palmyra in Eastern Homs province, a military source in Eastern Syria was quoted by the Arabic-language media outlets as saying.

The Syrian Army has reinforced its military positions in Eastern Homs, the source added.

He noted that the dispatch of reinforcements by the Syrian Army to the Badiyeh of Homs is taking place while the army is preparing for imminent military operations to cleanse the several hundred ISIL terrorists who have returned to a region from Badiyeh in Eastern Homs to the surrounding areas of Bukamal in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

The source also pointed to the Terrorists’ attacks on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Eastern Badiyeh, specially the roads linking Syria to Iraq, and said that the Syrian Army is planning to restore security to the strategic Bukamal road which connects Syria to Iraq by conducting fresh military operations.

In a relevant development earlier this week, the ISIL terrorists launched an offensive on the Syrian Army’s military points in Badiyeh region of Homs province, as battlefield sources said the raid by ISIL came in coordination with the US-backed militants.

The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists who intended to penetrate into military points in al-Sukhna Desert in Eastern Homs, battlefield sources in Eastern Homs said.

The sources said several ISIL terrorists were killed after their vehicles came under strike by the Syrian Air Force.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper also reported that the ISIL terrorists, who have exited al-Baqouz town under an agreement with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), launched several attacks on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Badiyeh from Jabal Abu Rajmin in Northeastern Palmyra to Eastern Deir Ezzur.

The Arabic-language service of Russia Today (RT) also pointed to the reemergence of the ISIL in al-Tanf region in Eastern Homs and the terrorists’ attacks on the Syrian Army’s military points, and quoted local sources as saying that an operation is underway to relocate terrorists to this region.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), meantime, announced that the ISIL’s activities in Badiyeh region of Homs and the terrorist groups’ attacks on the Syrian Army in the region have increased after the US-led coalition declared the ISIL’s defeat in Eastern Euphrates.

Syrian army sources also accused the US-backed militants in East and South-East Syria of collaboration with the ISIL, saying that the ISIL attack took place after the terrorists were given a pass and assistance by the US-backed militants.

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