Russian Fighter Jets Target ISIS Military Sites in Southeastern Homs

Russian Fighter Jets Target ISIS Military Sites in Southeastern Homs
Tue Mar 29, 2016 17:44:31

The Russian warplanes hit hard the ISIS over a vast area of a highway linking Iraq's Anbar province to the Syrian town of al-Quaryatayn in Homs.

The ISIS terrorists sustained heavy losses in the Russian airstrikes on their positions on Anbar-Quaryatayn highway.

"The Russian air force has conducted over 30 airstrikes above Quaryatayn over the last 12 hours; these attacks have proven to be detrimental to the remaining ISIS terrorists inside the town because they are unable to evade the strikes," a Syrian army officer said on Tuesday.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Russian warplanes destroyed an important fuel depot in the Quaryatayn countryside.

They have now shifted their attention to ISIS’s main supply route from Iraq to the Southeastern part of Homs.

Also on Tuesday, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their advances Homs province, and seized back a strategic height near the town of Quaryatayn.

The army units took full control of Hazm al-Gharbiat height by moving from Jabil mountain towards Hazm al-Awsat mountains in the Western part of Quaryatayn town.

The Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on the ISIS Takfiri terrorists and destroyed their armored vehicle killing all its crew members.

Also earlier, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement started fresh military operations against the terrorists' military positions in Quaryatayn town in Homs province, and seized control of a strategic hill in the region in the first phase of the operation.

The army units attacked the terrorists' positions in Quaryatayn.

The Syrian army and resistance forces seized back Mantar al-Ramliya Hill in Taloul al-Soud area in the Western part of Quaryatayn town early in the first phase of their massive operations.

The Syrian army started its fresh operations after it cut the terrorists' supply routes to the ancient city of Palmyra which is also located in Eastern Homs.

Meantime, the Syrian army's artillery units heavily pounded the terrorists' positions in Quaryatayn, FNA reported.

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