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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Sends Long Military Column to Deir Ezzur Desert

The Damascus Army dispatched more troops and equipment to Badiyeh (desert) of Deir Ezzur over the past 24 hours to reinvigorate the government forces against the remaining pockets of the ISIL terrorists in the province.

A large convoy of forces from the town of al-Mayadeen was moved by the army on the Western bank of the Euphrates River towards al-Dowayer and al-Kashama regions along the road to the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur to reinvigorate the government forces’ positions in Badiyeh of Deir Ezzur.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian Army forwarded more troops and equipment to Badiyeh of Deir Ezzur on Sunday to reinvigorate the government forces against the remaining pockets of ISIL terrorists in the province.

The army moved a large convoy of forces from the town of al-Mayadeen on the Western bank of the Euphrates River towards al-Dowayer and al-Kashama regions along the road to the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur to reinvigorate the government forces’ positions in Badiyeh of Deir Ezzur.

The army’s convoy included hundreds of soldiers, hundreds of military and armored vehicles and a large volume of logistics.

In the meantime, the army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL on Saturday in Badiyeh of al-Sabikhan and Albu Kamal region in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, repelling the terrorists’ offensives after inflicting heavy casualties on them.

Homs

The Syrian Army men, backed up by the country’s Air Force, fended off ISIL’s heavy attack in the Eastern Badiyeh of Homs on Sunday, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

The army forces engaged in a tough battle with ISIL Southeast of al-Bardeh region in the Eastern Badiyeh of Homs.

In the meantime, the army aircraft pounded ISIL’s positions and movements in al-Bardeh and also near the T2 Oil Pumping Station and Aweiraz Dam, damaging the terrorists’ bases and military equipment.

ISIL suffered heavy casualties and pulled back the remaining pockets of its militants from the battlefield.

A military source said earlier this month that the army men conducted a mop-up operation in Houleh region in Northern Homs, discovering a large depot of terrorists’ arms and ammunition, adding that PKC machineguns, sniper rifles made by the western states as well as Israeli grenades were among the seized weapons and munitions.

Hasaka

A new convoy of weapons and military equipment was sent to the US bases in areas occupied by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hasaka.

Field sources in Eastern Syria reported on Sunday that the convoy was dispatched from Simalka passageway at the borders with Iraq to the SDF-occupied areas in Hasaka province in Northeastern Syria.

They added that the convoy consisted of 90 tightly covered trucks which were sent to the US bases in al-Shadadi and Tal Tamar.

The US has accelerated dispatch of military convoys to Northern Syria in the past few days.

Sweida

The Syrian Army soldiers repelled a heavy attack launched by ISIL terrorists to break the government forces’ siege in the Eastern Badiyeh of Sweida on Sunday.

A group of ISIL terrorists who tried to prevail over the army positions in Arz Amirah in Toloul al-Safa region came under an ambush operation by the government forces and suffered several casualties.

At least five ISIL terrorists were captured too.

In the meantime, other units of the army stormed ISIL from three flanks in Toloul al-Safa and managed to advance one kilometer.

Also, the army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at ISIL’s movements and positions in Toloul al-Safa and inflicted major losses on the terrorists.

Idlib

The Turkish Army has adopted initial steps to deploy 5,000 foreign terrorists in a region in Western Idlib, a Russian media said Sunday.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that the Turkish army has provided support for 5,000 Chinese Uygur terrorists from al-Turkistani Islamic Party to deploy in the village of al-Zanbaqi near the town of Darkoush in Jisr al-Shughour region in Western Idlib near the border with Turkey.

It said that the terrorists have turned Western Idlib into their main command center after they forced civilians and villagers to leave their home in 2015, adding that the occupied region includes several small towns, bases and logistical buildings overlooking a large flank from Northeastern Lattakia to Southern Idlib and Northern Hama.

It went on to say that the largest population of Turkistani, Chinese and Uygur terrorists is in Idlib, adding that their total number along with their family members stands at over 18,000.

It said that foreign terrorists in Idlib province are fully supported by Ankara, adding that the Turkish troops have increased movements between the terrorist-held village and military training camps of al-Turkistani after Turkish soldiers set up their truce- monitoring points in Idlib province, specially in Jisr al-Shughour region.

The report said that the Turkish army’s watch towers are only 200 meters away from the militant-held villages.

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