TEHRAN (defapress)- The Syrian Army and Air Force have started their military operations to purge ISIL terrorists from Eastern Badiyeh (destert) in Palmyra in Eastern Homs, media reports said.
News ID: 77294
Publish Date: 08May 2019 - 14:37
The Syrian Army units engaged in fierce clashes with the remnants of the ISIL terrorist group in a region stretching in the Eastern Palmyra and the Roads linking Humeimem and T2 stations, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted a military source as saying.
It, meantime, noted that the Syrian Army's artillery units also targeted the movements and military positions of the terrorists in Palmyra's Badiyeh region, inflicting heavy losses on terrorists.
Meantime, the Syrian air force in a series of attacks hit the ISIL's movements in the surrounding areas of Abu Rajmin mountain in Northeastern Palmyra, the surroundings of Moayzeleh Dam, Avirez region in Eastern Homs to the joint borders with Deir Ezzur province, destroying several of their targets and killing a number of them.
In a relevant development in late April, the Syrian Army dispatched fresh military convoys to areas near Palmyra in Eastern Homs for cleansing operations against the remnants of the ISIL terrorist group who have returned to the region through cooperation with the US-backed militants who are deployed at borders in Southeastern Syria.
Hundreds of the Syrian Army troops together with tens of military vehicles and heavy military equipment have been sent to al-Sukhneh region in Eastern Palmyra in Eastern Homs province, a military source in Eastern Syria was quoted by the Arabic-language media outlets as saying.
The Syrian Army has reinforced its military positions in Eastern Homs, the source added.
He noted that the dispatch of reinforcements by the Syrian Army to the Badiyeh of Homs is taking place while the army is preparing for imminent military operations to cleanse the several hundred ISIL terrorists who have returned to a region from Badiyeh in Eastern Homs to the surrounding areas of Bukamal in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
The source also pointed to the Terrorists' attacks on the Syrian Army's military positions in Eastern Badiyeh, specially the roads linking Syria to Iraq, and said that the Syrian Army is planning to restore security to the strategic Bukamal road which connects Syria to Iraq by conducting fresh military operations.