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ISIL Suffers Heavy Defeat in Clashes with Syrian Army in Homs Province.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country's Air Force, warded off ISIL's heavy attacks on several positions of the government forces in Eastern and Southeastern Homs, field sources reported on Friday.

The sources said that the army men battled toughly with ISIL after the terrorists who attacked their positions in Humeimeh region in Southeastern Homs, repelling the militants' heavy offensive.

Also, the army aircraft staged repeated air raids on ISIL's positions and movements in the battlefields in Humeimeh, al-Sukhnah Badiyeh (desert), Southeast of the town of al-Sukhnah and a region East of a road connecting Humeimeh to the T2 Oil Pumping Station, the sources reported.

A number of ISIL's members were killed or wounded and their positions and equipment were destroyed in the failed attacks.

A military source said on Tuesday that the army's artillery units launched heavy shelling on terrorists' positions in Northern Homs after the terrorists breached ceasefire in de-escalation zone and targeted the positions of the pro-government forces for the third day in a row.

The source said that the terrorist groups' snipers and machineguns deployed in Northern and Northwestern Homs targeted the army positions in Jabourin region, South of the town of Talbiseh, close to the town of al-Qantou and in Hawsh Hajo region for the third day in a row, violating the ceasefire in de-escalation zone.

The source said that the army men engaged in fierce clashes with the violators of the truce.

In the meantime, the artillery units opened heavy fire at terrorists' positions in the battlefield, killing or wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their positions and equipment.

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Date:Dec 8, 2017
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