The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said the army, aided by loyalist defense groups, succeeded in establishing full control over the Shaer Mount and the gas fields in Homs eastern countryside.
In a statement on Saturday, the Command said the army had carried out precise military operations in the area, which resulted in killing large numbers of terrorists affiliated to the terrorist organization of the Islamic State (IS), adding that the engineering units are currently clearing these areas of mines and explosive devices.
The Command stressed that the criminal acts of the terrorist groups, including murders, targeting and sabotaging the infrastructure and economic institutions, prove the link between these groups and the U.S.-Zionist scheme, which aims at fragmenting the region and plundering its resources.
The statement stressed the army’s readiness and resolve to fight terrorism and eliminate terrorists, driven by its ultimate faith in victory and adamant will to achieve it.
Translated and edited byu The Syrian Observer