Syrian Army Troops Inches Closer to ISIS-Held Oil-Rich Region in Homs

Syrian Army Troops Inches Closer to ISIS-Held Oil-Rich Region in Homs
Sat Apr 23, 2016 19:07:35

Syrian Army Forces have significantly advanced against the ISIS terrorists in the Eastern part of Homs province and have spread their troops near the ISIS-held energy-rich region, informed sources said.

"The Syrian government forces pushed the ISIS terrorists back from a long chunk of Palmyra-Raqqa highway and have positioned their forces around the Arak oilfields," the sources said.

"The rapid advances of the Syrian army and popular forces against the ISIS in the Eastern part of Homs province will end the terrorist group's rule over the oil and gas fields," the sources added.

"The Takfiri terrorist group will loss much of its oil supply," they went on to say.

A report said on Thursday that the Syrian Army troops and the National Defense Forces (NDF) continued to push the ISIS terrorists back from more positions in the Eastern part of Homs province, and restored security to more regions near the recently-liberated city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

The Syrian government forces launched a fresh round of offensives in the Northern side of Palmyra and forced the ISIS terrorists to retreat from the Antar chain mountains located in the Northern side of al-Tar mountain.

The ISIS left behind scores of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefield to evade more casualties.

The ISIS military hardware also sustained major losses in the army's advances, FNA reported.

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