Syrian government troops, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, have taken back more areas from Daesh terrorists in the country’s central province of Homs, a day after the Russian military announced that government troops were in control of 85 percent of the whole Syrian territory.
According to Syria’s official SANA news agency on Wednesday, the Syrian forces managed to establish control over Zagroutiyeh, Darwishiyeh, Luwaibdeh, Ghuniman, and Umm Sagh, in the eastern parts of Homs earlier in the day.
The report, citing unnamed military sources, added that some 70 square kilometers had been liberated in the operation.
Army units, in cooperation with the allied fighters, also eliminated scores of Daesh militants and destroyed their weapons and equipment, including armored vehicles, they further said.
Syria has been fighting different foreign-sponsored militant and terrorist groups since March 2011. The Damascus government has repeatedly blamed certain foreign countries for the spread of the devastating militancy.