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Syrian forces capture strategic heights in Homs

Iran Press TV

Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:42PM

Syrian army troops have retaken strategic hills and heights in the central province of Homs as government forces continue their mop-up operations in many parts of the Arab country.

The Syrian army and popular forces targeted Daesh terrorists' positions southeast of Homs city, and gained control over several strategic hills and heights near al-Quaryatayn town.

The news comes as the army also retook al-Raqqah bridge and the hills of Brok in Dayr al-Zawr after fierce clashes with Daesh terrorists.

Some 19 terrorists were killed and a number of others injured in the clashes which also left six machine gun-mounted vehicles destroyed.

The Syrian forces also destroyed a number of terrorists' gathering centers and weapons in Sheikh Lutfi village and the neighborhood of al-Rashideen 4 on the southern outskirts of Aleppo city.

Meanwhile, four civilians were killed and five others injured in a terrorist rocket attack on al-Safirah town, southeast of Aleppo.

There has been no reference to the casualties among the Syrian forces in this report.

Syrian forces have recently been making back-to-back advances with the support of fighters from the Lebanon resistance movement Hezbollah and Russian airstrikes.

Over 260,000 people have reportedly been killed in Syria since foreign-backed militancy erupted in the country in March 2011.

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