Provinces, SANA – The Army and Armed Forces continued on Friday counter-terrorism operations, foiling an attempted attack by ISIS in Hama province and inflicting losses on ISIS members in Homs and Deir Ezzor.
An Army unit targeted ISIS hideouts in Wadi al-Ezeib area in the eastern countryside of Hama province, a military source told SANA.
A vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun was destroyed and a number of terrorists were killed or injured in the army’s operation.
Another army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, ambushed a group of ISIS terrorists who tried to attack a military post northeast of al-Mufakker al-Sharqi village, 20 km east of Salamiyeh city.
The attack was foiled, with most of the group’ members getting killed or injured and two vehicles destroyed, one equipped with a heavy machinegun and the other loaded with arms and ammunition.
An Army unit launched concentrated operations during the last 24 hours against the gatherings and sites of ISIS terrorist organization in al-Jafra area to the west of Deir Ezzor city.
A number of terrorists were confirmed dead during the operations in addition to destroying mortar launchers which terrorists were using in targeting Deir Ezzor Military Airport and the residential neighborhoods in the western parts of Deir Ezzor city.
The army also eliminated ISIS gatherings in the southern parts of Deir Ezzor city in the area surrounding the highway leading to Palmyra city during the past 48 hours.
Army units made progress in operations against ISIS in the countryside of Palmyra city in Homs province, eliminating the last of the remaining ISIS terrorists in Areen hill.
Sources confirmed that many ISIS members were killed and injured in army operations in in the heights and hills surrounding the strategic 900 hill in al-Hayyal mountain range west of Palmyra.