HOMS, Jan. 22 (Press Shia) – Syrian Army and Armed Forces units established control over the strategic hill of al-Tayyas in the T4 area in the eastern countryside of Homs province.

SANA’s correspondent said that army units, assisted by popular defense groups, established control over al-Tayyas hill northeast of the 4th station in the T4 area following violent clashes with ISIL terrorists, which resulted in killing and injuring many of the terrorists and destroying a large number of their vehicles and equipment.

Another army unit killed a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed a vehicle for them in the northern countryside of Homs Province.

SANA’s correspondent remarked that an army unit shelled Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists’ gathering in Hawsh Hajjo area, about 25 km north of Homs city, killing 5 terrorists and destroying a machinegun-equipped SUV they had been using.

The source added that terrorists Abdel-Basit Swais and Abdel-Kafi al-Rasso were identified among the dead.

Meanwhile, the army advanced into al-Maqaber region in Deir Ezzor city, inflicting heavy losses upon the ISIL terrorists.

SANA reporter said that army units, in cooperation with the backing Forces, carried out extensive operations, backed by Air force and artillery, targeting ISIL terrorists’ movements, advancing in new areas .

The reporter added that ISIL terrorists continued targeting al-Jora and al-Qsour neighborhoods with tens of shells, causing large material damage to houses.

SANA/Press Shia