Syrian Army Units Cut Off ISIS Palmyra-Quarayatayn Supply Road

Syrian Army Units Cut Off ISIS Palmyra-Quarayatayn Supply Road
Tue Mar 22, 2016 17:39:42

The Syrian army and its allies blocked one of the main ISIS supply routes in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of Homs province which links Palmyra to Quaryatayn.

The Syrian army's 120th Brigade of the 2nd Division – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), Dara’a Qalamoun (Qalamoun Shield), and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) – liberated several points from the ISIS hands near the strategic desert city of Quaryatayn in the Southeastern parts of Homs province.

According to the latest military report from the desert front, the Syrian forces began their assault by imposing full control over Point 875 in Taloul Al-Soud after a violent battle with the ISIS terrorists at the important hilltop.

Following the capture of Point 875, the Syrian forces liberated points 908.8, 901, and 893.6 at Jabal Al-Ramili and then points 856 and 866 at Wadi Al-Tabah in the Quarayatayn countryside.

With the capture of these strategic points, the Syrian forces effectively cut off the ISIS's supply route at the Quaryatayn-Palmyra road.

Also, on Monday, the Syrian fighter jets inflicted more loss and damage on the ISIS in massive air raids on terrorist group's strongholds in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of Homs province.

"The airstrikes destroyed the ISIS positions near the two cities of Palmyra (Tadmur) and Quaryatayn in Homs province, inflicting heavy damage on the terrorist group and claiming the lives of a number of militants," army sources said.

Also yesterday, the Syrian army's Infantry Force and its allies pushed their way further into militant-held areas in the Eastern parts of the province and came closer to Palmyra from multiple directions after imposing heavy casualties on the terrorists in the region, military sources said on Monday.

The military sources said pro-government forces took dozens of hilltops, from the hill 900 up to hill 700, in heavy clashes with ISIS terrorists.

They also managed to advance further from al-Bayarat to Palmyra Triangle and from Tal al-Matar to al-Dowah and al-Tar Mountain.

The Syrian army also made several advances in rugged areas overlooking the city of Palmyra and liberated areas just across Palmyra's ancient Citadel, Northeast of the city; FNA reported.

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