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Homs: Syrian Army Gets Closer to Oil Rich Regions, Wins Back New Areas

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The Syrian army continued its military advances against the ISIL terrorist groups in the surrounding areas of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in the Eastern part of Homs province and captured new areas.

The Syrian army troops imposed control over Mohammad Ahmad farms near Palmyra’s silos after seizing al-Ameriyeh mountains and started purging terrorists from the region.

“The Syrian army is now only 4.5 kilometers away from Palmyra silos from the direction of al-Ameriyeh moutains in the West,” a military source said, adding that “the Syrian army troops have recaptured all the regions lost to the ISIL in the last two months once the silos are taken back from the terrorists,”.

The source noted that the Syrian army is now 19 kilometers away from the Arak oil region and 55 kilometers from al-Sukhneh oil region.

In a relevant development earlier on Wednesday, the Syrian army continued its military operations North and North-East of the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs province and seized control over several more regions.

The Syrian army units engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists in areas surrounding Palmyra and won control of al-Ameriyeh mountains to the East of the airport and the nearby hilltops in the Eastern parts of Homs province.

The Syrian army troops also continued their advances to the East of Palmyra and took control of silos in an area 10 kilometers to the ancient city.

The Syrian army’s missile and artillery units also targeted and pounded the ISIL’s military positions in al-Baredeh, Katibeh Mahjoureh and the Eastern countryside of the two cities of al-Quaryatayn and Palmyra, killing and injuring several ISIL terrorists as well as destroying their military equipment.

The Syrian Army troops continued their anti-ISIL offensives East of the newly-freed city of Palmyra (Tadmur) and captured more positions from the terrorists, deploying forces only 21km away from Arak energy-rich region in Eastern Homs.

The army men engaged in an intense battle with ISIL and seized full control over Ameriyeh settlement and Palmyra prison.

The army soldiers purged the regions near the Palmyra airport and deployed troops in an area only 21km away from Arak oilfield.

In the meantime, military sources said that the army forces are now advancing against ISIL East of Palmyra airport towards the regions of Bayareh Mohammad Batmaan and Bayareh Ham’ah al-Motlaq, adding that the government forces are just 10km away from the silos.

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