Syrian Army Troops Liberate All Hilltops West of Key Gas Field East of Homs

Syrian Army Troops Liberate All Hilltops West of Key Gas Field East of Homs
Thu Sep 29, 2016 22:31:31

The Syrian Army continued its advances west of al-Sha'er Mount, liberating several points from the grip of ISIL terror group en route to the al-Sha'er Gas Field, a military source said Thursday.

"The Syrian Army and their allies have liberated all of the hilltops West of the Al-Sha'er Gas Fields after fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists," the source within the National Defense Forces (NDF) said.

With all of the hilltops East of the Al-Sha'er Gas Field se free, the Syrian Army Forces has now turned its attention to the last mountaintop overlooking the strategic site in the Eastern part of Homs province.

Intense clashes are still ongoing in the area, as the Syrian Army forces keep on their attempts to recapture the last site between their front-lines and the Al-Sha'er Gas Fields.

Earlier on Thursday, the Syrian air force targeted ISIL's military vehicles near al-Sha'er oil field and Palmyra regions in Homs, killing dozens of terrorists.

The Syrian fighter jets destroyed tens of ISIL's machinegun-equipped technical vehicles as it targeted their positions and convoys in regions near al-Sha'er Oil field and Tuloul al-Sawana near Palmyra city in the Eastern parts of Homs province.

Field sources said that tens of terrorists were also killed and wounded in the airstrikes.

Also on Thursday, the Syrian army units and its allies targeted the Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) positions and bases in the Northern parts of Homs, FNA reported.

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