ISIS to seize military airport in Homs

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ARA News 

Damascus, Syria – On Friday, insurgents of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) seized control of major parts of the military airport of al-Tifor in the eastern countryside of Homs in central Syria, media activists reported. 

Speaking to ARA News, activist Hassan al-Tadmuri said that the Islamic State’s militants have made considerable progress in the eastern countryside of Homs during the past few days, where they captured al-Shaer field for oil and natural gas.

According to al-Tadmuri, the IS radical group seized dozens of tanks and other heavy vehicles during those battles. 

“The IS insurgents took control of several parts of the military airport of al-Tifor after launching a car bomb attack at the main gate,” al-Tadmuri added. 

Local source told ARA News that militants of the IS group also controlled al-Tiyas road linking the city of Palmyra and al-Tifor military airport where the battles are still going on at the airport, amid heavy shelling launched by the IS on the regime-held parts in the airport.

On the other hand, human rights organizations in the city of al-Qaryatain in the eastern countryside of Homs announced that today the Syrian regime forces handed over 45 dead bodies, including children, from the city who were detained for a while. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed the death of about 40 people under torture, without mentioning the dates or conditions of the incidents. 

 

Reporting by: Mohammed Darwish

Source: ARA News

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