Syrian Force Foils Terror Attack on Military Position by Islamic State

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Syrian Force Foils Terror Attack on Military Position by Islamic State
Islamic State terrorists in a propaganda video on November 16, 2015 (Image: Times of Israel)

The Syrian Army has foiled a terrorist attack attempted by Islamic State (IS) on military positions at a town to the east of Palmyra city in Homs province.

The surveillance system monitored a convoy of vehicles that belongs to IS moving from the depth of the Badiya area (desert) on the axis of the third station towards al-Soukhna town, SANA reported Monday.

The reporter pointed out that army units, with a cover of the Air Force, dealt with the terrorist attack, destroying seven vehicles at least and killing and injuring a number of terrorists in al-Mokharram area to the southwest of al-Soukhna.

A military source said that the Army Air Force carried out intensive airstrikes against IS fortifications and movement axes in the cities of Mohassan and al-Mayadin and in the village of Buqros al-Tahtani and Taibat Shamiya in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.

In the western countryside, according to the source, the airstrikes targeted IS movement axes in the village of Faida Bin Mwain’a, 85 km southwest of Deir Ezzor city.

The source said that the army airstrikes left a number of IS terrorists dead, in addition to destroying their armored vehicles and fortifications supplied with mortar launchers.

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