The Syrian Army troops continued to advance against ISIL in Eastern Homs and pushed terrorists back from more positions in the depth of Badiyeh (desert).
The army soldiers that drove ISIL out of al-Zali’eiyat region near Hamimimeh region at the borders between Homs and Deir Ezzur province continued to advance in the region and took control over several positions 4km East of al-Zali’eiyat and over 70km away from the Eastern direction of the third power plan.
A military source said that the army troops inflicted heavy casualties on the terrorists and destroyed a large number of their vehicles and military equipment.
Relevant reports said on Sunday that the army soldiers engaged in tough battle with ISIL along the road from Arak to al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, driving terrorists out of Hazm al-Sawaneh region and deploying at the gates of Khirbet al-Qababeh.
The army men also crossed Arak-al-Sukhnah road and advanced against terrorists towards Tal’at al-Zeeb hill and managed to seize control over the Southern part of the region.
The Syrian Army and Hezbollah forces also resumed military operations in the Eastern countryside of Homs province, hitting the ISIL near the T-3 Pumping Station.
Following the liberation of the Zahr Abah area and Arak Gas Fields, the army continued offensive in the Eastern Palmyra and managed to liberate several points in the region and pushed further East towards the al-‘Zeeb, capturing most of the territory South of the site.
According to a battlefield source, the army is trying to close the pocket between Arak and the T-3 Pumping Station before pro-government forces begin their special operation to recapture ISIL’s vital bastion of al-Sukhnah.