The Syrian army and its allies’ advances against the Takfiri terrorists in the Eastern parts of Homs province paved the way for restoring security to the strategic hilltop near al-Sha’er oil and gas field.
According to a field commander, the Syrian army troops recaptured Tal Sawanah, a hill near the al-Sha’er gas field, driving back the ISIL.
The army forces were also supported by airstrikes and artillery shelling.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian military forces thwarted an ISIL attack on its positions in the Eastern part of Homs province, killing over a dozen Takfiri terrorists.
A number of the ISIL terrorists were killed in tough battle with the Syrian government troops in Um al-Tababir region in Eastern Homs.
The ISIL’s military hardware and vehicles were also destroyed by the Syrian government troops in the clashes.
Earlier reports said that the Syrian army troops and popular forces, in a fresh round of joint attacks, targeted the ISIL centers in the Southern side of al-Sha’er oilfield and slowed down the terrorists’ military movements.
The Syrian government forces engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists near the gas field of Hayan and did not allow them to advance against the army forces in the region.
The ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained a major damage in the clashes.
An ISIL vehicle carrying a large volume of ammunition and explosive devices was targeted and exploded in the clashes too.