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Army establishes full control over new areasin Homs and Raqqa.

Homs, Raqqa, SANA- Army units, in cooperation with thebackup forces, established full control over al-Sukhneh city, 70 km northeast of Palmyra in theeastern countryside of Homs province after

launching intensive operations against ISISterrorist organizations.

A military source told SANA Saturday that largenumbers of ISIS terrorists were killed and theirweapons and equipment were destroyed in the armyoperations.

The source added that the army units, incooperation with the backup forces, continuedtheir operations to ensure safety of the

surrounding area and hunted the terrorists whofled away.

Meanwhile, the engineering units dismantled themines and explosive devices planted by theterrorists inside the residential buildings andstreets, according to the source.

Raqqa

Army units, in cooperation withthe backup forces, continued successful operationsin the depths of al-Badyia desert and conducted anight air drop 20 km behind the fronts of the ISISterrorist organization to the south of al-Kadirtown between Raqqa and Homs.

The army's successful airdropcontributed to the advancement of the army unitsand the backup forces 21km to establish full

control over Khirbet Makman and al-Kadir town, andto the advancement 12 km to the southeast of Raqqato establish control over Bei al-Rahoum village.

Huge numbers of the ISIS terrorists were killed in the operations, in addition to destroying 3 tanks, 17 machinegun-equipped vehicles and 7 cars rigged with explosives and two tanks and a number of artillery pieces were seized, the source said.

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