Syrian Forces Hit ISIL Strongholds Heavily in Homs Province


The Syrian Army, popular forces and Hezbollah fighters raided the ISIL positions in the Southeastern part of Homs province on Saturday, inflicted large casualties on the terrorists and destroyed their infrastructures.

The Syrian army troops, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters attacked the ISIL terrorists’ concentration centers and defense lines near al-Hadath and Um Kadoum hill and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist group.

Military analysts believe that the Syrian government forces’ tactic of carrying large-scale operation and meantime conducting sporadic attacks can significantly weaken the terrorists’ ability of defending and regrouping in the same time.

“We have witnessed the fruitfulness of this tactic in Aleppo, Lattakia and Homs provinces,” they added.

“The army has lessened its casualties in the battlefield with using this tactic,” the analysts went on to say.

On Friday, the Syrian Army and its allies’ operations near the strategic town of Maheen forced the ISIL militants to retreat from more territories in the Central Homs province.

“The Syrian army, the National Defense Forces and Lebanese Hezbollah continued to advance against the ISIL in the nearby areas of Maheen and took full control over Wadi Hasaan Al-Kabir, Wadi Hasaan Al-Saghir, Wadi Khadra, Talet Khadra and Najmet Khadra,” the army said.

“The pro-government forces are now advancing towards Maheen,” the army added.

“The ISIL has sustained a heavy death toll in the attacks and is pulling back its forces to evade more casualties,” the army added.

“The Syrian army troops, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) pushed back the ISIL terrorists from Jabal Al-Hazzm, Jabal Maheen Al-Kabeer, and Al-Kazeeya near the strategic town of Maheen and gained full control over them,” the army said also on Friday.

“The Syrian pro-government forces seized several hilltops located just 3km North of Maheen, leaving only the small village of Hawareen between their forces and the aforementioned town in the Homs province’s Southeastern countryside,” the army added.

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