Syrian Army Troops Advance against ISIL in Areas near Strategic Oil Field in Homs

Syrian Army Troops Advance against ISIL in Areas near Strategic Oil Field in Homs
Thu Oct 13, 2016 22:01:41

The Syrian Army and National Defense Forces (NDF) launched offensives on ISIL positions near al-Sha'er oil and gas field in the Eastern parts of Homs, capturing more strategic lands in the region.

"The Syrian army and NDF advanced towards the hills near al-Sha'er oil filed after heavy clashes with the ISIL," a military source said on Thursday.

"Also, a number of armored vehicles, equipped with machineguns, belonging to the ISIL terrorists were destroyed during the air force attacks against their gathering centers in al-Sawanah and areas near al-Sha'er oil field," the source added.

On Wednesday, the Syrian fighter jets carried out fresh rounds of combat flights over concentration centers of ISIL and Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Northern and Eastern Homs, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants.

Syrian warplanes bombed heavily Fatah al-Sham's defense lines in Talbiseh, Kafr Laha and Tal Zahab, claiming the lives of tens of militants.

Syrian army aircraft meantime pounded ISIL's gatherings near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur), North of the Third Station, South of al-Bardeh and Eastern side of al-Quaryatayn.

ISIL's strongholds near the villages of Jabab Mohammad and Rasm Hamideh in Jubb al-Jarrah region were also bombed by the Syrian fighter jets

ISIL's machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the air raid.

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