The Army soldiers launched a heavy attack on ISIL terrorists’ defense lines in Southern Homs and captured al-Sabihiyeh mountain that overlooks a main road connecting Palmyra to Northern Damascus and another road connecting Palmyra to Iraq.
Military sources reported that after taking back al-Sabihiyeh mountain, the army soldiers took military control over a strategic chunk of the Palmyra-Damascus road and palmyra-Iraq road.
The sources further said that the strategic chunk of the road was used by the terrorists to attack al-Seen airbase in Northern Damascus, adding that imposing control over the road has now closed off terrorists’ only way to Northern Damascus and al-Seen military airport.
Reports said earlier today that the army troops continued to hit ISIL’s defense lines around al-Shoumeriyeh mountain in Eastern Homs and managed to drive the terrorists out of more positions in the region.
The army soldiers that freed Madarej al-Some’eh hill yesterday continued to storm ISIL’s positions and managed to take control over three more regions Southeast of Um al-Sarj al-Qabli, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their military hardware.
In the meantime, the army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in the regions of al-Sukri, Talileh and wheat silos South of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).
Military sources reported, meanwhile, that the Syrian Air Force bombed heavily ISIL’s movements and positions in the regions of al-Tibeh al-Sharqi, Jabal (mount) al-Zahek and near al-Sha’er energy field, destroying terrorists positions and inflicting casualties on them.