Syrian Army troops repelled a third joint attack of Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) and Ahrar al-Sham on its positions near the village of Marimin on Wednesday.
The army engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists and did not allow them to break through its positions in al-Houla region.
The army units deployed in surrounding areas of Marimin village fended off the terrorists groups’ joint offensive on their positions near Marimin.
Army reports said the terrorists launched their attack through Kafr Laha, Taldou and al-Tayibeh al-Qarbi villages.
The terrorist groups suffered at least a dozen casualties and retreated from the battlefield after hours of heavy fighting with the army.
In the meantime, Syrian fighter jets bombed the positions of Rajalullah and Ahrar al-Sham terrorists in the villages of Borj Qa’ei, Keisin, Talbiseh, Ein Issa al-Janoubi, Qarnateh and al-Sa’an al-Aswad in the Northern, Northwestern and Northeastern parts of Homs province, destroying a number of their machinegun-equipped vehicles.
A number of militants, including several commanders, were killed in the air raids.
Also, the army men stormed ISIL’s gatherings in the villages of Habreh al-Sharqi, Habreh al-Qarbi, Rasm Hamideh, Jubb Habal, Abu Qatour, Unq al-Hawa, Abu Hawadid, Jubb Hamad and Sharifeh, killing or wounding a large number of militants.
The army troops targeted a gathering of Fatah al-Sham’s commanders near al-Rastan town, killing and wounding several commanders.