TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units launched heavy shelling on the movements of ISIL in three regions before the terrorist group could kick off a large-scale attack in Southwestern Homs.
ISIL planned to prevail over the government forces’ defense lines in Southwestern Homs, 10km South of the town of al-Quaryatayn, the mountainous region of Fataha al-Mahsah South of the al-Quaryatayn dam and Thaniyah al-Mazibleh region, but their plan was defused after their movements came under massive shelling of the artillery and missile units.
A large number of ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded under the heavy fire.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force pounded ISIL’s positions in al-Sha’er oilfield, the towns of al-Sukhnah and al-Tibeh in Eastern Homs, inflicting an unspecified number of casualties on the terrorists.
Sources in Northern Homs reported that the army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists East of al-Houleh region, while the artillery and missile units shelled heavily terrorists’ concentration centers in the same region.
Also, ISIL’s attack to prevail over the Syrian pro-government forces’ positions in Jabal (mount) al-Abtar South of Palmyra city was warded off by the army soldiers on Monday.
Army repors said ISIL suffered tens of casualties in the failed attack.
The army men, meantime, engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL in al-Sha’er oilfield and some other regions in Eastern Homs.
Also, the army’s artillery units opened fire at the positions and movements of the terrorists in the town of Talbiseh in Northern Homs, killing or wounding a number of them.