TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian warplanes struck the ISIL strongholds in the oil-rich regions of Eastern Homs, pinning the militants down behind their defense lines and blocking their military-logistic movements, military sources said.
“The Syrian fighter jets’ bombardments near al-Maher oilfield prevented the ISIL to regroup its forces to manage any counter-attack against the Syrian army and popular forces,” the sources said.
“In the meantime, the Syrian arm’s air fleet has carried out several combat flights over the ISIL positions near al-Sha’er oilfield that has been the scene of heavy battle between the pro-government forces and the militants,” they added.
“The Syrian air attacks inflicted major damages on the ISIL armored vehicles,” the sources said.
“Elsewhere, the Russian army has been using advanced model of reconnaissance balloons to monitor the ISIL military movements near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur),” they went on to say.
Reports said earlier today that the Syrian military forces, in fresh rounds of anti-terrorism operations, drove the ISIL back from al-Maher hill, ending the terrorist group’s threats to a nearby oilfield.
The Syrian soldiers and popular forces, in several hours of non-stop battle, forced the ISIL to withdraw forced from al-Maher hilltop and restored security to al-Maher oil and gas fields.
The ISIL suffered heavy casualties in the attacks.
The Syrian government forces are now ready to storm the ISIL position in al-Sha’er oilfield whose part were captured by the terrorist group a few days ago.
By Fars News Agency