The Syrian Army and Air Force pounded and destroyed the ISIL’s military positions in Eastern Badiyeh (desert) in Homs province as army continued reinforcing the government forces’ military positions in the region.
The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists in the surrounding areas of al-Sukhneh desert and T2 Station in Eastern Homs.
The Syrian Army’s artillery units backed by the country’s Air Force launched massive attacks on the terrorists’ movements in al-Sukhneh desert, Avirez dam, al-Mo’ayzaleh, Humiemeh-T2 Station and near the Homs-Deir Ezzur borders in Palmyra desert.
A military source, meantime, said that several positions and military equipment of the ISIL were destroyed and a large number of them were killed and injured.
The source pointed to the dispatch of hundreds of Syrian Army’s troops to al-Sukhneh region and Bukamal and al-Mayadeen deserts in Deir Ezzur and Syrian Army’s reinforcement of its positions on Deir Ezzur-Damascus Road, and said the Syrian Army is preparing for massive military operations against the ISIL in Badiyeh.
He also said that the Syrian Army is likely to kick off a major assault in different directions, including Sweida Badiyeh, Bukamal and al-Sukhneh in Eastern Homs.
In a relevant development on Friday, the Syrian Army has dispatched fresh military convoys to areas near Palmyra in Eastern Homs for cleansing operations against the remnants of the ISIL terrorist group who have returned to the region through cooperation with the US-backed militants who are deployed at borders in Southeastern Syria, sources said.
Hundreds of the Syrian Army troops together with tens of military vehicles and heavy military equipment have been sent to al-Sukhneh region in Eastern Palmyra in Eastern Homs province, a military source in Eastern Syria was quoted by the Arabic-language media outlets as saying.
The Syrian Army has reinforced its military positions in Eastern Homs, the source added.
He noted that the dispatch of reinforcements by the Syrian Army to the Badiyeh of Homs is taking place while the army is preparing for imminent military operations to cleanse the several hundred ISIL terrorists who have returned to a region from Badiyeh in Eastern Homs to the surrounding areas of Bukamal in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
The source also pointed to the Terrorists’ attacks on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Eastern Badiyeh, specially the roads linking Syria to Iraq, and said that the Syrian Army is planning to restore security to the strategic Bukamal road which connects Syria to Iraq by conducting fresh military operations.