Syria in Past 24 Hours: Army Tightens Grip over Militants in Homs Province
The army troops retook several key areas in Homs province after several hours of clashes with the terrorists.
Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria, including Hama and Deir Ezzur, over the past 24 hours.
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in other provinces across Syria.
The Syrian army continued its military operations against the ISIL terrorist group in the Central part of Syria and took control of several regions in the Eastern part of Homs province.
The government troops managed to retake Syriatel Hilltop, South of Rasm al-Tavil in Shoumeriyeh mountainous region.
The Syrian army also regained control of al-Rabieh village, al-Sayyad farms and incubation factory in Shoumeriyeh mountains.
The terrorists sustained heavy losses in clashes with the terrorists in Eastern Homs.
The Syrian army continued its military operations in Eastern Hama and managed to capture a strategic power station in Salamiyeh region after heavy clashes with the terrorists.
Salba power station in Salamiyeh region is now under the full control of the Syrian army.
Meantime, the Syrian army is now very close to imposing control over the entire Eastern Hama as very limited areas are still under the control of the ISIL.
The Syrian army sent forces and military equipment to Deir Ezzur to start the second phase of its massive operations to fully take back Deir Ezzur city and its countryside.
The army dispatched the forces and equipment after retaking control of the main road of the city, i.e. Deir Ezzur-Damascus, and breaking the siege of the city and Deir Ezzur airbase.
According to reports, the Syrian army plans to start the new phase from the Northwest and East near Deir Ezzur to completely drive the ISIL out of the entire parts of the province.
Relevant reports said earlier on Monday that the army troops continued their advances in Deir Ezzur province and managed to retake several points, restoring full security to the surrounding areas of Deir Ezzur military airport.
The Syrian army troops attacked ISIL’s military positions to the South of Deir Ezzur city from the two directions of Panorama and al-Tim oilfield, and managed to take control of al-Tharda 1, al-Tharda 2 and al-Tharda 3 mountains.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army regained control of al-Tharda mountains which are considered the main defense lines for Deir Ezzur military airport in the South.
The Syrian army has now restored full security to the surrounding regions of Deir Ezzur military airport and the airport will soon be ready for operations.
The Syrian army forces advanced in new areas in Deir Ezzur province on Monday, and imposed control over a region of strategic value.
The ISIL was fully expelled from the Tharda Mountains in Western Deir Ezzur.
The Tharda Mountains overlook the Western sector of the Deir Ezzur military airport and provided the ISIL militants a buffer around the Panorama and Thayyem areas in the provincial capital’s outskirts.
The Syrian soldiers have now established full security in the Western parts of Deir Ezzur airbase by capturing Tharda Mountains and will move on to clean up the Eastern and Southern parts of the strategic point.
The Syrian army continued its military operations in Southeastern Damascus, and took control of two more regions near the border with Jordan.
The Syrian army forces advanced in the Southeastern parts of Damascus, gaining back control of several bordering areas with Jordan.
The army troops continued military operations in Southeastern Damascus, retaking control of several bordering areas with Jordan, from Point 154 to Point 160.
The bordering areas of Syria with Jordan in Damascus province include Points 155 to 211 as well as Points 128 to 154 in Sweida province.
Tens of ISIL terrorists were killed in the city of Raqqa concurrent with the collapse of ISIL in Deir Ezzur, websites close to the terrorist groups said.
The websites reported that clashes between a group of ISIL terrorists in al-Amasi region in Raqqa city and another ISIL group coming from outside killed around 44 terrorists from both sides.
The clashes occurred after a group of ISIL terrorists were trying to defect the group after the recent defeats of ISIL and absence of the ISIL Commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Informed sources disclosed in early August that clashes among terrorist groups have intensified in Southeastern Idlib, leaving a number of militants dead or wounded.
The sources reported that the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) stormed the positions of Jeish al-Fateheen affiliated to Ahrar al-Sham in the town of Tahtaya, killing and wounding a number of the rival militants.
The sources added that Al-Nusra intends to impose full control over the road connecting the Southern part of Idlib province to its Eastern part via driving out Jeish al-Fateheen of Tahtaya.
In the meantime, fighters of Hamoud al-Malik, the former commander of Ahrar al-Sham, engaged in clashes with former combatants of Jund al-Aqsa in the town of Ma’art Shamarin in Southern Idlib.