Army establishes control over several villages in Homs’ eastern countryside

Homs – Army and Armed Forces units on Monday established control over the village of Masaada in Jub al-Jarrah area in the eastern countryside of Homs province.

SANA said that army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, established full control over the village following concentrated operations targeting ISIS hideouts, which resulted in killing many terrorists while the remaining ones fled, leaving their weapons and ammo behind.

SANA added that as army units continued to pursue the fleeing terrorists in the area, engineering units combed the village fully, dismantling many landmines and IEDs planted by the terrorists in it.

Later, a military source said that army units established control over villages of Umm al-Reesh, Rasm al-Naqa, al-Zaiba, and the hills overlooking them in the eastern countryside of the province.