Syrian army recaptures Qaryateen in eastern Homs

Syrian army recaptures Qaryateen in eastern Homs
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Homs (Syria News) Syrian army forces and their allied militias managed, on Saturday, to recapture Dakar Hill and other important headquarters in the outskirts of the city of Qaryateen, in the northern countryside of Homs Province.

SANA News reported that troops of the Syrian army were able to recapture the city of Qaryateen, completely, and drove out all Islamic State fighters from the city, after an extensive military operation that was accompanied by missiles and artillery shelling.

Furthermore, Islamic State fighters refused to evacuate the city, after Syrian army offered them to leave safely towards the eastern side of Deir Ezzor, SANA added.

The fierce battles between the Syrian army forces and Islamic State fighters have also resulted in destroying 2 regime armored vehicles.

Meanwhile, Russian helicopters bombarded headquarters of the Islamic State in the outskirts of the city using rockets and missiles, leaving casualties among the Islamic State militants.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian army is aiming to retake the city of Qaryateen, which was captured by the Islamic State by a sudden attack last month, while Russia accused the US-led coalition of allowing the movement of the Islamic State militants in the areas located near Tanaf Military Base.

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