Provinces, SANA – Army and Armed Forces units restored security and stability to the whole al-Qaryatain city in Homs province, and continued carrying out counter-terrorism operations elsewhere in the province and in Hama, Lattakia, Sweida, and Deir Ezzor provinces.
Army units and the supporting forces restored security and stability to the whole al-Qaryatain city in Homs after the remaining gatherings of ISIS terrorists in it were eliminated, a source on the ground announced on Sunday.
Taking control of the city, which is located in southeastern Homs, came after the army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, earlier advanced further inside it from various directions, removing all mines on their way, and had established control over the northern neighborhood.
The army units have hunted down fleeing ISIS terrorists inside the city and dismantled scores of explosive devices and mines left behind.
Earlier today, army units took control of al-Mazare’ and al-Kharroubi al-Kabir areas to the northwest of al-Qaraytain which are now completely secured after tens of explosive devices and mines were removed.
In the morning, the army’s air force conducted airstrikes against positions and dens of ISIS terrorists in the southern and eastern sides of al-Qarayatin and in Marmalet al-Qaryatain, leaving many terrorists dead and destroying their weapons and vehicles, some of them equipped with heavy machineguns.
In the eastern countryside of Homs province, the air force launched strikes against gatherings, movements and supply routes of ISIS to the east and north of Palmyra city and to the north of al-Buseiri village, inflicting losses upon the terrorists there.
More hideouts and vehicles for ISIS terrorists were hit and destroyed in army airstrikes in the villages of al-Shindakhiyeh al-Shamaliyeh, Mannoukh and Housis.
Later,a military source stated that an army unit eliminated members of a terrorist group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Hilalia village in the northern countryside of Homs city.
The source said that in the eastern countryside of Homs, army units directed intensive strikes against 2 terrorist groups affiliated to ISIS to the south of 101 and 105 wells in the direction of Shaer and to the northwest of Tolol Nizam area, killing a number of terrorists, injuring many others, and destroying their weapons and ammunition.
Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, foiled an attack launched by Jabaht al-Nusra terrorist groups against a number of military posts in the vicinity of al-Huweijeh village in the far northwest of Hama countryside and Qassr Abu Samra in the northeastern countryside.
A military source explained to SANA that heavy clashes broke out between the defenders of the military posts and the attacking terrorist groups, which resulted in the death of at least 50 terrorists.
Three vehicles equipped with machine guns, a tank and a rocket launcher were destroyed during the confrontation, with the army units seizing the terrorists’ weapons and ammunition, including a DShK machine gun, a rocket shell launcher and amounts of RPG shells.
Army units clashed with Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorist groups that infiltrated safe sites in Kensabba area in the northern countryside of Lattakia on Saturday.
The infiltrating groups were repelled as they were sneaking into Nahashba village, Rasha hill and Rweiset al-Malek, with the army units, aided by the popular defense groups, inflicting heavy losses upon them in personnel and equipment, according to sources on the ground.
Afterwards, the army units combed the sites to dismantle the bombs left behind by the terrorists before some of them were killed and the rest fled towards the Turkish territories.
An army unit targeted a gathering of ISIS terrorists in Asheihib al-Janoubi Hill in the northeastern countryside of the southern Sweida province.
A military source said the targets were directly hit, with many terrorists getting killed or injured, while their vehicles were destroyed or damaged.
The army’s air force targeted gatherings of ISIS terrorists and their hideouts in al-Jafra village in the eastern countryside of the eastern Deir Ezzor province.
A number of terrorists were killed and their vehicles and equipment were destroyed.
In the meantime, local sources said the popular resistance in the eastern area killed during the past two days several ISIS terrorists, including Tunisians.
Three Tunisian terrorists were said to be killed in al-Hizam al-Akhdar area in al-Bukmal city in eastern Deir Ezzor.
Three other terrorists, one identified as “Abu Obaida of Tunisia” were killed in an ambush in al-Ghabra village, 130 km southeast of Deir Ezzor city.