The army men stormed ISIL’s defense lines and drove terrorists out of Jahar station in energy-rich regions in Eastern Homs.
The ISIL left behind a number of dead members and fled the battlefield towards al-Abar region, battlefield reports said.
According to the reports, ISIL’s military hardware also sustained major damage in the attack.
In the meantime, the army soldiers targeted the positions of Al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) along the road connecting al-Qantou to al-Halmouz Southeast of the village of Jabourin, killing a number of terrorists.
In relevant developments in the province on Tuesday, the army troops continued their advances against ISIL in Badiyeh (desert) al-Qarbi of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) and took full control of a region with rich sources of natural gas and crude oil.
The army men stormed ISIL’s defense lines in Hayan oil and gas field from the Southern and Western directions and managed to seize back the energy field and its nearby hills known as al-Malah.
The army soldiers also drove ISIL out of Hayan factory.
ISIL suffered heavy casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the attack.
A military source said that the army’s control over Hayan field can be the key to an impending main operation towards the oil and gas fields of al-Maher, Jahar and al-Sha’er in Northwestern direction of Palmyra.