The army men, backed up by the country’s Air Force, engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in Eastern Hama and took full control over the villages of al-Roweizeh, Khazireh, al-Mo’adhamiyeh, Jarouh, al-Harisheh and Wadi al-Ozam, tightening the circle of forces around the ISIL-held town of Aqayrabat.
The army killed a large number of terrorists and destroyed their military equipment in large scale in the attack.
Relevant reports said on Friday that the army men pushed ISIL back from the village and heights of Salba and the regions of Rasm al-Mazareh, Zenouba, Tweineh, Hasou, Makimen al-Shamali, Makimen al-Janoubi, Tayebeh Dakij and Jubb al-Abyadh, killing and wounding a large number of terrorists and destroying their military equipment.
Also, the resistance forces managed to take control over the villages of the Northern al-Qastal, Southern al-Qastal, Central Qastal, Northern al-Maksar and Southern al-Makser in Eastern Hama.
Army sources said the ISIL ordered its forces in the town of Aqayrabat to retreat towards Northern and Southern al-Qastal to prevent its militants in the two villages from retreating from their positions towards the army-controlled region in Eastern Homs and Hama, but still failed to block the resistance forces’ advances.
Syrian Army Drives ISIL out of Several Regions in Central Part of Country