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Syria: Army Intensifies Military Operations in Eastern Homs to Reach Deir Ezzur



The Syrian ground and air forces have intensified military operations in the Eastern parts of Homs to open their way towards the strategic city of al-Sukhnah, paving the ground for lifting the siege of Deir Ezzur.

The Syrian soldiers engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists near the two regions of al-Abbasiyeh and Talileh in Southeastern Palmyra (Tadmur).

Other units of the army clashed with the ISIL militants in several pivots near Job al-Jarah district in Eastern Homs, killing and wounding a number of Takfiri terrorists, including Arabs and foreign militants.

Meantime, the Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded the ISIL supply routes in al-Sukhnah, regions near Job al-Jarah and the villages of Rasm al-Saba’ah, Um Sahrij, Abu Tarrahah, Abu Jaris, Onq al-Hawa, al-Shandakhiyeh and Sharq al-Qatqat as well as Ibn Rakan palace and the Western parts of al-Yatimiyeh mountain in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of Homs.

A military source confirmed that several ISIL bases and positions were destroyed in the airstrikes and tens of militants, including several commanders, were killed.

Field sources reported on Wednesday that the Syrian army troops are coordinating the last steps of a large-scale operation to storm ISIL’s defense lines through three directions to liberate the terrorist-held parts of Deir Ezzur city and its countryside.

The sources said that the army is about to launch a large-scale operation to lift ISIL’s siege of Deir Ezzur, adding that the plan of operation is ready and the forces and military equipment have been deployed in projected positions.

The sources further said that the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement has dispatched a number of its forces and field commanders to Deir Ezzur, adding that Hezbollah fighters are to shake hands with other pro-government forces that will start their operation towards Deir Ezzur from Palmyra city in Homs province.

The sources said that the army troops are to start their operation from Palmyra towards the strategic town of al-Sukhnah with the aerial back up of the Syrian and Russian fighter jets in order to move towards Deir Ezzur after liberation of al-Sukhnah.

In the meantime, another military operation will be launched from inside Deir Ezzur city Westward to join the army soldiers that will arrive in the region from Palmyra front.

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