The Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at a military column of the ISIL terrorists in energy-rich regions in Eastern Homs, inflicting major losses on the militant group.
A number of ISIL militants were killed and at least four machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the army’s artillery and missile attack on the group’s convoy near al-Maher oilfield.
In the meantime, the army men engaged in clashes with terrorists of Ahrar al-Sham and Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in the Southern flank of the town of Talbiseh in Northern Homs with the back up of artillery units, leaving a number of militants dead or wounded and destroying their positions and equipment.
The army units also targeted the positions of Fatah al-Sham in the town of Talbiseh, the villages of al-Sa’an al-Aswad, al-Farhaniyeh, Tir Ma’ala and al-Quneitrat near the town of al-Rastan and Harat al-Badu, al-Sama’alil and Borj Qa’ei in Northern and Northwestern Homs, killing and wounding a number of militants, including non-Syrians, and destroying their machinegun-equipped vehicles.
The artillery and missile units also targeted ISIL’s gatherings on the Eastern side of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), while other units of the Syrian soldiers repelled the suicide attack of the terrorists on an engineering units of the army near the town of al-Quaryatayn in Southeastern Homs.
Homs Governor General disclosed on Sunday that the Syrian army troops and popular forces are ready to strike ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Homs to cut off terrorists’ communication lines from Deir Ezzur to Raqqa.