Sources on the ground said the Syrian Army forces, backed by popular forces, destroyed a number of ISIL’s military vehicles and managed to inflict heavy damage on terrorists’ hardware near the occupied city of Palmyra (Tadmur), East of Homs province.
The pro-government forces also kept marching on terrorists’ positions near al-Bayarat East of the ancient city of Palmyra occupied by ISIL terrorists since early 2015.
Syrian troops also carried out concentrated operations against dozens of ISIL positions in Minter al-Kharouba and al- Rumaylah near Maheen-al-Quaryatayn road in the Southeastern regions of Homs province, inflicting huge losses on them in the region.
During the operations of Syrian army in the surrounding areas of Hayal mountain and al-Tafha village, scores of militants were killed and several of their positions were destroyed.
Also, in a series of intensive operations in Tir Ma’ala and Talbiseh in Homs’ Northern regions, pro-government forces heavily struck at ISIL’s positions, putting a number of terrorists there to death.
Yesterday, Syrian Army forces, backed by their popular allies, inflicted heavy losses and damage on militants, during a series of offensives on militant-held areas across the province of Homs.
Earlier, the Syrian army said its soldiers and popular forces have advanced against the ISIL militants in the Eastern part of Homs province and have deployed their units around the town of Quaryatayn, adding that pro-government forces are preparing to launch the final attack on the town.
The Syrian army, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) are now on the Western side of Quaryatayn and surrounded the town from three sides, leaving the ISIL with only one route to flee the area.