Syrian army declares capturing last IS stronghold in Homs

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 13, 2017

According to a Syrian military source, Syrian forces has successfully freed several villages in the Daesh rear on the border of Homs and Raqqa provinces.

Syrian government forces seized full control of the last major town in Homs province held by IS, Syrian state media reported on Saturday, as the army and its allies press a multi-pronged advance into eastern areas held by the militant group.

Shoigu called the Syrian Army's gains "really impressive".

According to the source, the soldiers of the Syrian army also moved 12 kilometers to the south-east of Raqqa and liberated a village there, eliminating a large number of terrorists and destroying three tanks, 13 vehicles equipped with machine guns, seven auto bombs and also seized two Daesh tanks and some units of artillery systems of different caliber.

"The liberation of Es Sukhne from the IS terrorists opens the opportunity for the Syrian governmental forces for an offensive and de-blocking of Deir ez-Zor", the ministry said in a statement.

Deir ez-Zor, located on the shores of the Euphrates River to the northeast of Damascus, and a military airfield near the city have been besieged by ISIL for over three years, with food and ammunition only being delivered by air.

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