TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and fended off the terrorists’ offensive on government forces’ positions South of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Eastern Homs, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants.
The ISIL’s attack to prevail over the Syrian pro-government forces’ positions in Jabal (mount) al-Abtar South of Palmyra was warded off by the army soldiers.
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.
In relevant developments in the province on Sunday the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units launched heavy shelling on ISIL’s positions in Eastern Homs and concentration centers of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in the Northern part of the province, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The artillery and missile units pounded ISIL’s positions South of al-Abtar mountain, Salam al-Qarbi, al-Sultaniyah and Um al-Rish in Eastern Homs, destroying several positions and killing or wounding a number of the terrorists.
ISIL’s military equipment was also badly damaged in the attack.
The artillery units also attacked heavily the sites and positions of Al-Nusra in the towns and villages of al-Ameriyeh, Tal Abu al-Sanasel, al-Sa’an al-Aswed South of the town of Talbiseh in Northern Hama, destroying the terrorist group’s sites and killing or wounding a large number of them.