Bases of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, located in eastern Homs, were shelled by artillery units of the Syrian Army. As a result, at least four members of the group, including IS security commander, were killed, while over a dozen of others were wounded.



Chief of security of the IS in Homs, known as Abu Hafs al-Mashrifi, who usually headed security operations of the group in the province, was among killed terrorists in Huweises village, located in the east of Homs. According to the Fars news agency, a source, close to the IS, also confirmed the death of the terrorists’ leader. Reportedly, two vehicles and a tactical unit of the group were also destroyed in the attack.


At the same time, on Thursday, command centers and hideouts of the IS and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) were also pounded by the Syrian Air Force and country’s troops in the northern and eastern parts of Homs. As a result, terrorists suffered heavy losses.


The Syrian Army attacked positions of IS terrorists, stationed in the northern parts of Katiba al-Mahjoura, Be’r al-Fawa’er and Jahar in the west of Palmyra (Tadmur) in eastern Homs. A number of terrorists were killed in the attack and about 10 their military vehicles were destroyed.


Terrorists’ positions in Talbiseh, al-Rastan and several villages in northern Homs were also targeted by Syrian troops. As a result, military bases of terrorists were destroyed and tens members of the group were killed.


Meanwhile, gatherings and command centers of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group, located in the northern parts of Ezz Iddin village in northern Homs were pounded by the Syrian Air Force. As a result, dozens of terrorists, including one of their commanders, Abu Odai, were killed, while their military equipment was destroyed.