The Syrian Army struck a major blow at Takfiri militants in surrounding areas of Homs and Deir Ezzur provinces, claiming the lives of a large number of militants.
The army troops stormed the hideouts of the rebels in the areas of Rahoum and Hawadit in the Eastern countryside of Homs, leaving a large number of them dead and injured.
Also, the rebels suffered major losses in Deir Ezzur province, as the army made gains in the areas of al-Mre’ia, al-Jafra, Bu Omar, al-Khareta, al-Shoula, al-Ashara, al-Hussaynia, al-Hamediya, and Jisr al-Siasiya.
Syria has been the scene of insurgency since 2011 when certain western powers and their regional allies voiced loudly that Syrian protests have no diplomatic solution and they started supplying the country’s opposition groups with their arms and funds.
In 2014, specially after victory of President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s presidential election, the army has gained upper hand in its anti-terrorism campaign, and has been partly successful in sealing borders with Turkey and Jordan.