Syrian army inflicts losses on ISIL
The Syrian army has come out victorious in more battles against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
Syrian army units recaptured more parts of the town of Sheikh Meskin in the southwestern Dara’a province on Wednesday and inflicted heavy losses on the militants there.
The government forces also flushed out the ISIL terrorists from some parts of Qalamun region in the Damascus countryside.
Additionally, the army made advances in Quneitra, Idlib and Homs provinces.
Earlier, Syrian soldiers recaptured two major gas fields and a gas company in the central province of Homs.
The Syrian military forces, backed by volunteer fighters, “retook control of the Jhar and Mahr gas fields, as well as the Hayyan gas company in the east of Homs province,” said the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Wednesday. The ISIL militants had taken control of the facilities late last week.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Western powers and some of their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – have been supporting the militants operating in Syria.
The ISIL terrorists control large areas of Syria and Iraq. The group first sent its militants into Iraq in June, seizing large parts of land along the border between the two countries.