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Hell From Above: Syrian Warplanes Pulverize Daesh, Nusra Front in Homs

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The Syrian air force secured a major victory on Sunday destroying a number of terrorist positions and gathering centers in the country’s northern Homs province, Iran's Fars news agency reported.

The airstrikes came as part of an ongoing offensive by the government forces and National Defense units in the eastern part of Homs city, Iran’s Fars news agency reported. In a parallel development, the government forces flushed out al-Nusra militants holed up in the northeastern part of the strategic city.

Also on Sunday, Syrian air force jets destroyed a number of Daesh positions in Homs province inflicting heavy losses on the enemy both in manpower and military hardware.

According to battlefield sources, a number of al-Nusra positions in the villages of Tir Ma'ala, al-Jassemiyeh and al-Ghajar and in Talbiseh town were pulverized in a series of airstrikes by Syrian air force jets.

"The Syrian fighter jets also targeted several ISIL vehicles on a road in al-Buseiri area, near Palmyra (Tadmur) highway, killing  all terrorists in the vehicles," the reports said.

On Saturday, the Syrian army and air force continued their advances in Homs province killing and wounding scores of militants in fierce clashes on the outskirts of al-Quaryatayn city in the southern part of Homs province, the agency reported citing military sources on the ground.

Four months of Russian airstrikes have tipped the momentum in President Bashar Assad’s way as the Syrian army, backed by Russian air power and allied forces, including Hezbollah units and Iranian fighters on the ground, has been regaining ground on key fronts in the west of the country.

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  • Beady-eyed Insomniac
    Nail those chicken hearted isis girls who bomb civilians - no let up.
  • Blackie
    All US soldieres now work with ISIS cowards. Same same Al-Queda US.
  • jaodernein
    I love the smell of napalm poured over Isis in the morning
  • vendor
    The confusion is over: the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) is attacking the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in southeastern Aleppo; however, they are not alone, thanks in large part to the joint effort from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda group). ISIS and the Islamist rebels share control over the small village of Rasm Al-Nafal, along with 2 other points on the Khanasser-Aleppo Road that they captured in a simultaneous assault on the National Defense Forces (NDF) last night. Both the Islamist rebels and ISIS announced that they control Rasm Al-Nafal and they have yet to attack one another; instead, they are assaulting the Syrian Armed Forces, who just sent fresh reinforcements to this front in order to recapture the points they lost along this road.

    www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-rebels-attack-the-syrian-army-together-in-southeast-aleppo | Al-Masdar News
  • vendor
    Minutes ago, sources from Liwaa Al-Quds (pro-government Palestinian militia) reported that a large convoy of reinforcements have been sent from the city of Al-Safira in east Aleppo to the small village of Rasm Al-Nafal. These reinforcements from the Syrian Armed Forces were sent to help recapture the aforementioned village that was seized by Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) last night. According to the field reports from last night’s battle, the National Defense Forces (NDF) were caught off-guard by the militant assault, forcing them to withdrawal north before being overrun by the enemy combatants.

    www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-government-reinforcements-sent-to-recapture-strategic-point-in | Al-Masdar News
  • Jet fuel can't melt steel beamsin reply tojaodernein(Show commentHide comment)
    jaodernein, Nice quotation! :)
  • carolk1
    Well done to the Syrian Army.
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