13:00 GMT24 October 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)
    1242
    Subscribe

    The Syrian army, supported by militia groups, has started the offensive to liberate the city of Al Quaryatayn in Syria's Homs province from Daesh extremists, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Saturday.

    AL QUARYATAYN (Syria), (Sputnik) — The Syrian army is fighting in the areas almost 3 miles away from the city. The terrorists of the Daesh group, outlawed in many countries including Russia, are said to be fighting back with the use of heavy equipment.

    According to one of the Syrian assault team commanders, some 30 terrorists have been killed. No civilians are reported to be in the city. The Syrian army's advance is hindered by mines located in the area surrounding Al Quaryatayn.

    Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with forces loyal to the country's President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups, including Daesh and the Nusra Front, which have been blacklisted as terrorist organizations by many countries, including Russia.

    Topic:
    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    Related:

    'Winkle Maniacs From Palmyra': London Mayor Elated at Syrian Army's Victory
    US State Department: Syrian Army Victory Over Daesh in Palmyra ‘Good Thing’
    Finding Terrorist Foxholes: Syrian Army 'Smokes Out' Daesh in Deir ez-Zor
    Kremlin: Russian Forces to Continue Supporting Syrian Army Despite Pullout
    Tags:
    liberation, Daesh, Syrian Army, Al-Qaryatayn, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion