The army units found an ISIL base which had recently been equipped by the terrorists during purging operations in the Southern parts of the town of al-Qouriyeh in the Eastern Badiyeh of Deir Ezzur.
A Syrian military source said that the ISIL terrorists used the headquarters to coordinate their military operations against the Syrian army in Syria’s Badiyeh, adding that the army forces discovered a large number of weapons and military equipment, including Israeli bombs and ammunition, communication systems and RPGs.
The ISIL’s attacks, backed by the US, against the Syrian army in the Eastern Badiyeh of Syria have increased recently.
It is believed that about 2,000 terrorists are stationed in Eastern Badiyeh of Deir Ezzur.
The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen Television news network reported last week that the ISIL has recently increased its movements in Homs’ desert region.
The intensified ISIL attacks on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Eastern Homs have increased while the US-led coalition has prepared the grounds for the presence of hundreds of ISIL terrorists in the depth of Badiyeh region to exert pressure on the Syrian Army in the military operations against the ISIL in Baqouz region in Eastern Euphrates.
Al-Mayadeen, meantime, pointed to the massive spread of terrorists in the surrounding areas of Jabal al-Bashri in Southeastern Raqqa and al-Dafineh in Southern Deir Ezzur and between Palmyra desert and Al-Sukhneh and the surrounding areas of al-Tanf in Eastern Homs, and said that the ISIL’s movements have taken place in line with US’ objectives to exert pressure on the Syrian Army and its allies in Syria.
Syrian military expert Mohammad Abbas in an interview with al-Mayadeen pointed to the strategic importance of the area stretching from al-Tanf to Bu Kamal and al-Sukhneh, and said that by carrying out mop-up operation in that region, the Syrian army, in fact, will put an end to war in the region.
He pointed to the US logistic, political and military supports for the militants in the same region, and said that Washington is trying to make use of the notion of alternate army to cut the path used by the resistance front.