Syrian army establishes control over hills in Palmyra

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HOMS, Jun. 06 (MNA) – Syrian army units in cooperation with the allies established control over the hills overlooking northeastern Palmyra in Homs central province and continued chasing down ISIL terrorists in the area.

Earlier, army units foiled an attack by ISIL terrorists on a number of military posts in the area of al-Tafha in the eastern countryside of Homs, seizing huge amounts of their arms and ammunition.

A military source told SANA that army units clashed on Tuesday at dawn with ISIL-affiliated terrorist groups that attacked a number of the military posts in al-Tafha hills, 70 km east of Homs City.

The source added that the attack was completely foiled and two of the machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed, in addition to killing and injuring a number of terrorists while their remnants fled away leaving their arms and ammunition behind.

Army units also combed the axis of the attack in search for car bombs and landmines, seizing large amounts of arms and ammunition that were left by terrorists before they fled away.

Meanwhile,army units operating in Deir Ezzor destroyed an armored vehicle belonging to ISIL terrorists after foiling their attacks on residential neighborhoods and military posts in the city, killing and injuring scores of them.

SANA reporter said that the army air forces carried out scores of airstrikes and managed to foil ISIL terrorists’ attacks at the southern axis of the city, targeting the terrorists’ movement axes and supply routes in the surroundings of Regiment 137, al-Taim crossroads, Kou’a al-Mayadeen and in the surroundings of Talet al-Sanouf.

The army airstrikes left scores of terrorists dead and injured, destroyed their vehicles and forced them to retreat to the areas from which they launched their attack.

Another army unit destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle while trying to pick up the bodies of the dead terrorists in the surroundings of Regiment 137, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

SANA/MNA

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