Syrian Army Recaptures Oilfields in Homs Province from ISIS Terrorists

Syrian Army Recaptures Oilfields in Homs Province from ISIS Terrorists
Sun Apr 24, 2016 17:26:04

The Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Forces launched fresh attacks against Daesh strongholds in the central province of Homs, forcing the terrorists to retreat from their positions.

The Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Forces (NDF) in Homs province in central Syria, prompting terrorists to retreat.

Media quoted military sources as saying that the Syrian troops attacked ISIS forces in the territories between the recently-liberated cities of Quaryatayn and Palmyra and along the strategically important Palmyra-Raqqa highway, in an assault that lefty dozens of terrorists dead and many more wounded.

"A number of hilltops have been recaptured in the Bardeh Mountains and the government forces have started to fortify their positions in the newly-captured lands," the sources said.

The new attacks came shortly after reports that the Syrian Army and the NDF have considerably advanced against ISIS terrorists in the eastern part of Homs province, restoring security to more regions near Palmyra and deploying their troops near part of Homs Province which is considered the most energy-rich region in the country. Quaryatayn, to the west of Palmyra, was liberated earlier this month; in August, 2015 ISIS terrorists captured the town, abducted 320 of its citizens including 60 Christians, and destroyed a 1,500 year-old Christian monastery.

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


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