The army soldiers stormed ISIL’s defense lines North-East of Palmyra (Tadmur) in their push towards Deir Ezzur and managed to capture several positions near the villages of al-Koum and al-Tayebah.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force bombed ISIL’s movements and strongholds in the villages of Um Sahrij, Um Tweinah, Tweinan and al-Shandakhiyeh in Eastern Homs and in Humeimeh region near the provincial border with Deir Ezzur, destroying their command center, vehicles and military equipment.
Also, the army men repelled ISIL’s heavy attack on pro-government forces’ positions around al-Sukhnah, killing a number of them and forcing the remaining pockets of them to retreat.
Relevant reports said on Monday that the army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL South-East of Jubb al-Jarah region and pushed the terrorists back from the village of Manoukh Northeast of Jubab Hamd region.
In the meantime, the army’s missile units and aircraft pounded ISIL’s positions in the battlefield, destroying several military vehicles and killing a number of their crew.