Latest developmentsMiddle EastOthersWorld News

Homs: Syrian troops push through deadly ISIS car bomb attacks to capture key hilltop near Qaryatayn



The battle for the oasis town of Al-Qaryatayn in central Homs province is heating up with besieged Islamic State militants now resorting to car bomb attacks to fend off pro-government forces.

In recent hours, confirmation came in that Syrian Arab Army troops captured the key hilltop of Tel Deker to the northeast of Al-Qaryatayn.

However, despite securing this important high-ground, Syrian forces are currently enduring a powerful ISIS counter-attack spearheaded by car bombs.

According to military-affiliated sources, Islamic State forces employed two car bomb attacks against pro-government troops near Tel Deker scoring mixed results.

The first car bomb was successfully destroyed by pro-government fighters before it reached their lines, however a second ISIS car bomb managed to slip past the army’s fire control perimeter and strike a military checkpoint, killing one Syrian Army soldier and wounding 3 others.

At the present time, there are no reports to suggest that pro-government forces have retreated from their new positions on and near Tel Deker, however the battle for the hilltop and the area around it is said to still be raging.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button