ISIL Loses More Regions in Central Syria


The Syrian army continued anti-ISIL military operations to cleanse the Central parts of the country from terrorists, taking back control of several points in the Eastern parts of Homs and Hama provinces.

The Syrian soldiers continued to advance in Eastern Homs, inflicting heavy defeat on the ISIL and regaining control of the village of al-Wahabiyeh in the Western parts of Manoukh region.

Also, the army units in Eastern Hama gained back control of the town of Southern al-Makiman after fierce clashes with ISIL militants.

Meantime, the terrorists in the town of al-Latamineh in Northwestern Hama violated the ceasefire by attacking the army positions in the town of Zalin in the Northern parts of Mahradeh region.

The army swiftly responded to the terrorists’ offensive with artillery fire, killing a number of them.

The Syrian army troops had on Saturday completed the siege on the terrorists in the Central part of the war-hit country, a military source confirmed.

The source reported that ISIL-held regions covering almost 3,000sq/km of area in Homs and Hama province are now under a full siege imposed by the army forces.

The source further added that the army men managed to advance against ISIL South of the town of Ithriya Northeast of Hama and reached their comrades that stormed ISIL’s defense line from their positions North of al-Sha’er region in Eastern Homs and advanced towards Jabal al-Fasedah region in Eastern Hama.

The source went on to say that the army soldier have gained control over all the roads in the Eastern direction of the town of al-Salamiyah in Hama province, adding that ISIL withdrew a large number of its forces before the army gained control over the roads.

The source further said that most of the remaining pockets of ISIL terrorists in Aqayrabat region in Hama province are suicide attackers that are in their positions to carry out suicide raids on the government forces to delay the fall of the town of Aqayrabat to the army.

The ISIL terrorists are trapped in the circle of the army forces in Aqayrabat, one of their main strategic bastions in Hama, after they lost the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs to the army men.

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