|Fars News Agency | Jun 25, 2017|
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Air Force carried out a number of combat sorties over ISIL's defense lines in the provinces of Homs, Hama and Raqqa, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.
The fighter jets bombed ISIL's positions and supply lines Southeast of the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, destroying several military vehicles and killing a number of terrorists.
The warplanes also targeted ISIL's movements East of al-Tanahij hills in Eastern Hama, destroying their equipment and killing a number of terrorists.
In the meantime, the army aircraft raided ISIL's strongholds and supply lines South of the village of Khirbet Zeidan and West of al-Alouj region in Western Raqqa, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
Relevant reports said on Saturday that the Syrian army in the course of a special military operation in Western Raqqa hit ISIL’s positions along the Ithriya-Raqqa Highway, inflicting heavy losses on the Takfiri terrorist group, a field source said, adding that the pro-government forces are attempting to connect the Ithriya-Raqqa Highway from the town of Resafa in Western Raqqa to Ithriya in Eastern Hama.
According to field reports, should the Syrian forces recapture the entire terrorist-held positions along the Raqqa-Ithriya highway, the ISIL will be besieged from three directions in Khanasser plain in Southeastern Aleppo.
The army and popular forces also resumed military operations in Northeastern Hama, pounding ISIL's positions near the town of Ithriya, liberating Al-Abjar Hill along the Hama-Raqqa provincial road.
The Damascus forces are currently trying to cleanse the Salamiyah-Raqqa Road, as they look to secure the pathway between the two towns of Ithriya and Resafa.
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