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SYRIAN FORCES FOIL DAESH ATTACK IN DESERT IN HOMS

The Syrian government forces, on Wednesday evening, foiled an attack by the Daesh group, in the desert in central province of Homs, killing and wounding 80 Daesh militants, a military source said.

The military forces thwarted the Daesh attack, which had been carried out on several fronts, in the Hmaimeh area, in the eastern countryside of Homs, near the administrative borders of the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, the source said.

The attack was carried out by five suicide bombers wearing explosive vests, in five booby-trapped vehicles, the source added.

He said, the Syrian forces and allied fighters clashed with the attackers, defeated their offensive, and captured eight four-wheel drive cars and other vehicles.

The militants fled the area, leaving a number of dead bodies and munitions behind, according to the source.

The Syrian army and allied fighters have been on a crushing offensive in the Syrian Desert, in the remote eastern countryside of Homs province, to clear that area from the Daesh.

The operation has so far succeeded to drive out the Daesh, from large swathes in the desert, with the aim of reaching the borders of Deir al-Zour province and breaking the siege imposed by the extremists

Source: NAM News Network