21:30 GMT18 January 2021
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    Syrian army launched a two-pronged offensive against Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorists entrenched in the vicinity of the town of Al-Sukhnah located in Homs province.

    Syrian military aircraft and artillery continue to pound the eastern outskirts of Salmiya near the Ithriya-Raqqa road in an attempt to dislodge the Daesh terrorist entrenched there while Syrian government forces advance forward to secure the region.

    A military source in the field told Sputnik that the Syrian army has already reached the vicinity of al-Dakliya village and is currently attempting to encircle the Daesh forces in the area.

    The source also said that the Syrian military is conducting a two-pronged offensive against Daesh: while one force advances from Palmyra, another force moves in along the Ithriya-Resafa road.

    Syrian government forces seek to cut off the supply lines for the Daesh forces entrenched in Al-Sukhnah – a town of strategic importance and an important milestone in the Syrian army’s march towards the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor.

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    military operation, encirclement, offensive, Daesh, Syrian Arab Army, Deir Ez-Zor, Syria
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