Syria’s army and its allies pressed ahead with their military campaign against ISIS in Homs, liberating a major area from the terrorists’ grip in the central province.
Syrian forces made fresh gains in their fight against ISIS in eastern outskirts of Homs and recaptured al Kallabiyeh district in al Bayarat area.
Later, the army troops advanced toward south of al Bayarat, some 20 kilometers to the west of the ancient city of Palmyra.
In a separate development, the Syrian government forces targeted the positions of Jabhat Fateh al Sham (former known as Nusra Front) in the area of al Karkat in the west-central province of Hama, leaving scores of them dead and injured.
Additionally, the Arab country’s warplanes hit the gathering centers of the Nusra Front’s militants in Tamana town, Idlib province, killing several high profile terrorists.
Also, 15 ISIS terrorists were killed by the Syrian troops in the western province of Deir Ezzor. Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including ISIS, currently controlling parts of it.
According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.