TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army forces continued to break the ISIL defense lines in Eastern Homs and managed to recapture more regions near Palmyra and force the terrorists to retreat from several sites that they controlled since January.
A field source said that the Syrian army forces have started massive operations in the Northeastern parts of Abu Qalla dam to extend the security belt around Palmyra (Tadmur) city and drive the terrorists out of their bases.
During the operations, they killed and wounded a large number of ISIL terrorists and advanced in the region.
The source added that the Syrian soldiers have also advanced in al-Qataar heights but have not taken it back yet.
Reports from Palmyra said on Wednesday that the Syrian army troops continued to hit ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Homs, forcing the terrorist group to retreat from vast regions Northeast of the ancient city.
The army soldiers won another battle against ISIL and drove them out of a set of strategic hills near Mount al-Qataar 25km Northeast of Palmyra.
The ISIL suffered a number of casualties and its military hardware and vehicles sustained major damage in the attack.
Reports also said on Saturday that the Syrian Air Force bombed a long convoy of ISIL’s vehicles carrying a large volume of arms and ammunition in countryside of Palmyra, destroying several vehicles and killing their crew and guards.