VIDEO: ISIS Retreats from Area near Homs Oilfields, Syrian Jets Target Them

Tue May 17, 2016 13:49:59

The Syrian military forces’ offensives on ISIS strongholds in the oil-rich regions of Eastern Homs forced the terrorist group to pull forces back from more positions, battlefield sources said Tuesday.

“The Syrian army and its allies inflicted major losses on the ISIS terrorists and recaptured at least 10 new positions in the Eastern part of Homs province, including Karbala and Qarbi mount,” the sources said.

The pro-government forces have engaged in heavy fighting with the ISIS to retake control over the strategic mount of al-Swaneh near al-Sha’er oilfield.

“The army has also gained the upper hand in al-Maher oilfield and has seized key hilltops there,” sources said.

“The ISIS has failed to resist against the heavy offensives of the army and its allies and has only tried to bring its casualties down through continued withdrawal from under-the-attack strongholds,” some battlefield sources said.

In relevant developments in the Central province on Monday, the Syrian Army’s aircraft pounded the ISIS gatherings near the gas and oil fields of al-Sha'er, which ended in the killing or wounding of tens of militants.

In the meantime, the Syrian soldiers engaged in heavy fighting with a group of ISIS near al-Hayyal mountain near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), which not only left several terrorist dead but destroyed a number of their military vehicles, FNA reported.

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