Syrian forces kill 19 ISIL militants in Homs
At least 19 members of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist
group have been killed during clashes with Syrian
forces in the central province of Homs.
According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights, the terrorists were killed in an
operation by the Syrian forces in the area of Jeb
al-Jarah, northeast of the countryside of Homs.
The Britain-based group added that at least three
Syrian forces were killed and six civilians, including
children, sustained injuries during the clashes in
Reports by the Syrian media also said that the
army destroyed vehicles equipped with heavy
machine guns belonging to the terrorist group.
It was also reported that the Syrian army units
repelled an infiltration attempt by the ISIL terrorists
into the villages of Maksar al-Hosan and Toloul al-
Hawa, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) to the east of
The Syrian army and pro-government forces also
secured the area surrounding the Jazal oilfield
near the ancient city of Palmyra in the central
The liberation of the region comes as part of the
recent operations toward Palmyra. ISIL terrorists
occupied Palmyra on May 21.
The Syrian army also conducted a series of
operations in other provinces, including Quneitra,
Dara’a, Hasakah, and Lattakia across the country,
inflicting heavy losses on the Takfiri militants
fighting against the government of Syrian President
Syria has been beset by a deadly crisis since over
four years ago. Western powers and some of their
regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and
Turkey – are logistically and financially supporting
the Takfiri militants operating in the Arab country.
According to reports, the conflict has so far left
more than 230,000 people, including almost
11,500 children, dead.