Army establishes control over hills in Palmyra, kills scores of terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Provinces, SANA-Army units in cooperation with the allies established control over the hills overlooking northeastern Palmyra in Homs central province and continued chasing down ISIS terrorists in the area, killing huge numbers of the terrorists.

A military source told SANA that big numbers of ISIS terrorists were killed during the military operation, in addition to destroying several armored vehicles of the terrorist organization. Tens of the terrorists fled away towards the middle of the Badiya, dropping down their weapons.

The army units destroyed gatherings and sites for ISIS terrorists in Arak station, Minoukh, east of Jib al-Jarah in the eastern countryside of Homs.

Earlier, army units foiled an attack by ISIS terrorists on a number of military posts in the area of al-Tafha in the eastern countryside of Homs, seizing huge amounts of their arms and ammunition.

The source added that army units clashed on Tuesday at dawn with ISIS-affiliated terrorist groups that attacked a number of the military posts in al-Tafha hills, 70 km east of Homs City.

The source noted that the attack was completely foiled and two of the machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed, in addition to killing and injuring a number of terrorists while their remnants fled away leaving their arms and ammunition behind.

Army units also combed the axis of the attack in search for car bombs and landmines, seizing large amounts of arms and ammunition that were left by terrorists before they fled away.

Later, the Syrian Air Force destroyed vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns, fortifications, and ammunition and weapons caches for ISIS terrorist organization in al-Faseda, Yatima Mount, and al-Haba, to the southeast of Palmyra and the 3rd Station in Homs countryside.

Deir Ezzor 

Army and Armed Forces units operating in Deir Ezzor, backed by artillery fire and Syrian Air Force, thwarted an attack launched by ISIS groups in the direction of the communications department, al-Panorama, Tallet al-Sonouf and Tal Barouk, killing more than 50 ISIS terrorists, , injuring 8 others and destroying 6 vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns and two mortar emplacements.

SANA reporter said that the army air forces carried out scores of airstrikes and managed to foil ISIS terrorists’ attacks at the southern axis of the city, targeting the terrorists’ movement axes and supply routes in the surroundings of Regiment 137, al-Taim crossroads, Kou’a al-Mayadeen and in the surroundings of Talet al-Sanouf.

The army airstrikes left scores of terrorists dead and injured, destroyed their vehicles and forced them to retreat to the areas from which they launched their attack.

Another army unit destroyed an ISIS armored vehicle while trying to pick up the bodies of the dead terrorists in the surroundings of Regiment 137, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.


Scores of ISIS terrorists were killed and injured during the continued military operation carried out by the army, in cooperation with the backing forces, since the beginning of the past week to eliminate terrorism from the eastern countryside of Salamyieh City.

The army air force and the land forces participating in the operation carried out intensive strikes against positions of ISIS terrorists in the villages and the farms of Jana al-Albawi, Maksar al-Shamali, Maksar al-Janoubi, Tabaret al-Diba, Abu al-Ezz, Abu Hubailat, Qulaib al-Thaour, Abu al-Hanayia, al-Tanahej, al- Barghouthiya and the surroundings of Tal Huwair in the eastern countryside of Salamyieh.

Tens of terrorists were killed in the strikes and many of their tanks   and armored vehicles were destroyed.

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