Elite units of the Syrian army carried out a successful operation to free Daesh's hotbed in the Homs province. Russian warplanes assisted the Syrian government troops in their offensive. The victory paves the way for the operation to free besieged Deir ez-Zor.
After the liberation of the town from terrorists, the Syrian army and deminers checked the houses and main streets in As-Sukhnah. Dozens of Daesh's explosive devices, as well as several cars that were demined as the IEDs could have caused many casualties.
Take a look at Sputnik Arabic's video footage of the town after its liberation.
Now the infantry units of the Syrian army are deployed on the outskirts of the town to advance to Deir ez-Zor borders located in 50 kilometers from As-Sukhnah.
The Syrian government forces' victory in As-Sukhnah is a huge success for Damascus.
The town is located in the Syrian desert. The terrorists gained control over it in 2015 making it an important communication center for the terrorists in areas they control in the provinces of Hama and Homs, as well as the cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.
Deir ez-Zor, located on the shores of the Euphrates River to the northeast of Damascus, and a military airfield near the city have been besieged by Daesh for over three years, with food and ammunition only being delivered by air.