Syrian government forces and the allied forces completely liberated the city of Al-Sohne is the largest stronghold of the terrorist group “Islamic state” in HOMS province. About it RIA Novosti reported a source in place.
“The Syrian army liberated the entire city of Al-Sohne, one of the last strongholds of ISIS in HOMS province. At the moment the engineers visiting the city on the subject of bombs and mines set by the militants”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, a few days before the final assault troops took the city surrounded.
In addition, RIA Novosti reported, citing a Syrian military source reports that a detachment of the Syrian army has successfully landed in the night of Saturday, August 12, in the rear of the militants on the border of the provinces of HOMS and raqqa.
“The Syrian army and allied forces are successfully moving forward in the Syrian desert. Made night landing 20 kilometers in the rear of the site of the terrorist group ISIS to the South of the settlement of al-Qadir on the border of the provinces of HOMS and raqqa. Moved deeper into the 21 kilometers and vacate the settlement Khurbet Macman, and al-Kadir,” — said the source.
He added that the soldiers of the Syrian army also moved 12 kilometers South-East of Raqqa and liberated the village of bir al-Rahum, eliminating large number of terrorists and destroying, in particular, three tanks. Two more tanks of the IG were captured.
Terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) seized part of the territory of Syria and Iraq in 2014 and proclaimed there the Caliphate. With the militants in those countries fighting the coalition led by the United States. Russia is conducting an air operation against Islamists in Syria.