The army men engaged in a tough battle with ISIL in Humeimeh region in Eastern Homs, killing and wounding a large number of the terrorists.
Also, the army aircraft pounded ISIL’s strongholds in Humeimeh region, al-Mo’ayzelah dam, T2 Gas Pumping Station and along a region expanded between borders of Deir Ezzur and Homs Eastern Badiyeh (desert), killing or wounding tens of terrorists and destroying their position and military equipment.
Local sources reported on Tuesday that the ISIL terrorists launched a heavy offensive against the Syrian Army troops’ positions in Southwestern Deir Ezzur on Monday following a missile attack on the T4 airbase in Northern Homs.
The sources said that the ISIL stormed the pro-government forces’ positions and tried hard to advance towards Saba’a Bayar region and T2 Oil pumping Station in a desert region between Western Deir Ezzur and Eastern Homs.
They added that the ISIL attack came after a number of missile fired at the army’s T4 airbase in Northern Homs a few hours ago.
Local sources had earlier reported that the ISIL intended to reinvigorate its fighters’ combat power via creation of a safe zone in Eastern Syria by the US forces.
Some sources claim that the US launched missile attack on T4 while some others reported that Israeli fighter jets did the attack.