Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

ISIS kills top army commander in Syrian desert

Local | 2017-06-26 03:25:32
ISIS kills top army commander in Syrian desert
(Zaman Al Wasl)- The commander of regime army in the Syrian desert was killed on Sunday by the Islamic State as heavy clashes still taking place despite Eid al-Fiter, First Muslim Eid holiday, regime news feeds said.

M.General Fuad Khaddour killed in al-Arak area near Palmyra desert, also knwon as al-Badiya, 26 miles, 40 km east of Homs city, according to pro-regime media.

Al-Badiya extends over 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 square miles) from central Syria to the borders with Iraq and Jordan to the east and southeast.

Much of the al-Badiya has been held by ISIS, but Syria's army has been chipping away at it for months.

Also in Homs, four regime troops, including three officers, have been killed on Saturday in a surprise attack by rebels on an army bastion in northern  countryside, local reporter said.

The attack on Border Guards barrack near al-Dar a-Kabeera town also left 7 troops wounded.

Three rebel fighters were killed in the attack, the reporter added.
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Israeli jets strike positions in Gaza as tensions mount      Former AFP reporter in Eastern Ghouta wins journalism award      Iran honoring nuclear deal as new sanctions hit, IAEA report shows      Israeli air raids kill three Palestinians as Gaza tensions rise      EU defence efforts musn't hurt transatlantic bond: NATO chief      Kenya arrests 2,000 in public transport safety crackdown      Turkey slams 'unacceptable' French comments over Khashoggi probe      Israel’s Gaza op failed to achieve objectives: Analysts