Syrian Troops Seize Control of Major Town in Homs
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria’s army and its allies established full control over the town of al-Sukhna in the central province of Homs after inflicting major losses on Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.
On Saturday, the Syrian army advanced toward the terrorists’ strongholds in the east of the country in Homs and recaptured the town of al-Sukhna, SANA news agency reported.
The town lies some 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, which was captured by government forces in March.
Syrian government forces have been also advancing against Daesh in Hama province and in southern areas of Raqqa province.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), 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.