Army retakes more villages in Homs, advance towards al-Mayadeen city in Deir Ezzor

Provinces, SANA- A military source announced restoring control over the villages of Tal Shehab and al-Laj in the eastern countryside of Homs after eliminating the last gatherings of ISIS in them.

The source told SANA that army units carried out on Thursday morning a military operation against ISIS gatherings in the villages of Tal Shehab and al-Laj to the east of Jebb al-Jarrah in eastern Homs.

As a result of the operation, the army re-established control over the villages completely after killing 20 terrorists, injuring 13 others and destroying their equipment.

Later, units of army regained control over the villages of al-Wadiha, Salam Sharqi and Um Twinah near Jub al-Jarah in Homs eastern countryside.

Army units continued their advance to eliminate ISIS terrorists from southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor and became at distance of 5 km from outskirts of al-Mayadeen city.

SANA reporter said that the army units carried out, during the past few hours, intensive operations against the hideouts and gatherings of ISIS terrorists on Deir Ezzor-al-Mayadeen road and its surroundings, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and weaponry.

He added that the army’s intensive artillery strikes on ISIS positions in al-Mayadeen destroyed a weapon’s warehouse, a communication center and several machineguns-equipped vehicles.

The reporter noted that the army units operating in the south western countryside killed the terrorist groups which infiltrated earlier to al-Shoula-Hreibsha axis.

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