ISIS fails to prevail over Syrian Army positions in the deserts of Deir Ezzur and Homs
The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in a desert-like region between Western Deir Ezzur and Eastern Homs and fended off terrorists’ heavy offensive, killing or wounding a large number of the gunmen on Wednesday.
The army men exchanged fire with ISIL after the terrorists tired to break through the government forces’ positions in Badiyeh (desert) near the town of al-Mayadeen and another Badiyeh near the villages in the Northern countryside of the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur near the border with Iraq, and managed to repel the terrorists’ heavy offensives.
Terrorists suffered tens of casualties in the failed attacks.
In the meantime, other units of the army clashed with the ISIL near an army positions near Oweiraz Dam Southeast of T3 Station in Southeastern Badiyeh of Homs, repelling the terrorists’ attack after killing and injuring a large number of them.
The ISIL further retreated from the battlefield to evade more losses.
In a similar development earlier this month, the army, backed up by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), began the operation by pushing ISIL back from areas West of the strategic town of Al-Mayadeen in Central Deir Ezzur.
The Syrian Army and their allies would swiftly advance through the vast Syrian Desert, pushing the ISIL as far as 50 km away from Al-Mayadeen.
According to a military source in Homs, the Syrian Army’s 5th Legion and their allies managed to liberate several points in Western Deir Ezzur, including the town of Faydat Um Muwaynah in the Syrian Desert.
This latest advance by the Syrian Army comes just days after the ISIL was reportedly preparing to launch an offensive to break out of this region and enter the Euphrates River Valley.