The sources said that following the army’s control over Aleppo and its forces’ continued advances in Western Raqqa, and Eastern Homs and Hama, its now seems that the central parts of the country will soon be cleaned of terrorists after three and a half years of occupation.
The sources said that the army has stopped its anti-terrorism operation in Northern Hama to prepare the region as a platfom for the liberation operations in the Eastern direction of al-Salamiyah city that has been a main bastion of ISIL and the town of Aqayrabat that is considered a gate to Eastern Homs.
In the meantime, the army men’s operation in Homs is underway, while recapturing the town of al-Sukhnah in the Eastern direction of the ancient city of Palmyra will pave the way for entering Deir Ezzur province.
Another military source said that with the liberation of the regions East of al-Salamiyah and recapturing of the remaining regions in Northeastern Homs the army forces will be capable of imposing full control over the central part of the country.
Earlier reports said that the army engaged in fresh round of clashes with ISIL in Humeimeh desert and advanced against terrorists in al-Heil oilfield.
A military source said that the army men’s clashes with ISIL in al-Heil oilfield, Northeast of Arak and Southeast of Palmyra city were very fierce.
The source further added that a large number of terrorists were killed or wounded in the clashes.
He went on to say that the army forces seized control over the key heights overlooking al-Heil oilfield and the third power plant that are important positions for military back up.
The source underlined that ISIL’s movements and supply lines are now under the control of the army in the Northern direction of the third power station and West of al-Heil oilfield.
In the meantime, the Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat flights over ISIL-held regions in the town of al-Sukhnah and the village of al-Tibeh in Eastern Homs, destroying all the targets.