Homs: Over 15 ISIS Terrorists Killed in Syrian Airstrikes near Palmyra

Homs: Over 15 ISIS Terrorists Killed in Syrian Airstrikes near Palmyra
Fri Jan 20, 2017 15:15:39

The Syrian fighter jets raided ISIS’s military positions in the surrounding areas of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), killing over a dozen terrorists, including a notorious commander.

Abu Omar al-Saraqebi, a senior commander of the ISIL (Daesh / ISIS), was among 15 ISIL terrorists killed in the Syrian airstrikes on the Southern part of the village of Sharifeh in the Eastern countryside of Homs.

An armored vehicle of the ISIL terrorist group was also destroyed in aerial bombardments.

The Syrian air force also pounded the ISIL's gathering centers and movements in the surrounding areas of T4 airbase, destroying two tanks and several military vehicles.

Meantime, the Syrian army retook more lands South and West of the T4 airbase in Eastern Homs, including several hilltops and regions overlooking Alfo Sefat road.

The Syrian army continued its advances in the Southwestern part of Homs province today, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists near the ancient Assyrian city of al-Quaryatayn.

The army units launched another powerful offensive near al-Quaryatayn in the Southwestern part of Homs province.

Meantime, the Syrian army backed by the Russian airstrikes stormed the Southern countryside of the T4 airbase and liberated large chunks of the territory amid their advances towards the village of Al-Baridah.

A military source in Homs reiterated that the Syrian army managed to kill as many as 25 ISIL terrorists while destroying an armored and 7 technical vehicles South of the T4 airbase.

In addition to their large-scale advance in Northern Al-Barida, the Syrian Army also cleared several sites East of the T4 pumping station and T4 village in Eastern Homs on Thursday.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the Syrian army troops and air force continued to deal a heavy blow to the ISIL and Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) terrorist groups in Eastern and Northern Homs.

The army units targeted the gatherings and movements of ISIL East of the Fourth Station, Southeast of al-Tayas, Ba'ar al-Fawa'erah in Eastern Homs, killing several terrorists and destroying their military vehicles.

The army soldiers targeted a bomb-laden vehicle of ISIL on the way to Taloul al-Tayas before reaching the army's positions.

In the meantime, the army men engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL terrorists in the Eastern direction of the Fourth Station, killing a number of them and destroying their vehicles.

The warplanes and army's artillery units targeted the positions of Fatah al-Sham in the town of al-Rastan and its surroundings, in the villages of Deir Foul, al-Zafaraneh, al-Qantou and Hart al-Badu in Um Sharshouh in Northern Homs, killing a number of militants, including several commanders, and destroying several of their vehicles.

Also, the Air Force and Army's artillery and missile units targeted the concentration centers of Fatah al-Sham Front and ISIL in Northern and Eastern Homs on Wednesday, killing a number of militants and destroying their equipment.

The Syrian Army units hit ISIL's movements in areas North of the Fourth Station in the Western direction of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), killing 12 terrorists and destroying a bomb-laden vehicle.

The warplanes targeted heavily ISIL's centers near the Fourth Station, Tadmur and gas and oil fields, leaving a number of militants dead and their vehicles and bases destroyed.

The artillery units and warplanes meantime, hit Fatah al-Sham's bases hard in the village of Deir Foul in Northern Homs, killing several terrorists and destroying their vehicle.

The army units in retaliation for terrorists' attacks on civilians in Jabourin, targeted their bases in the villages and towns of al-Qantou, Talbiseh, Qarnateh and al-Farhaniyeh in Northern Homs, destroying militants' missile and mortar launchers, FNA reported.

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