ISIS militants attack Syrian army base in Homs

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ISIS militants targeting Syrian army forces. File photo

ARA News

Militant fighters of the Islamic State group (ISIS) launched an offensive on Syrian army positions in the central province of Homs, local sources reported on Wednesday.

ISIS militants targeted a major Syrian army base in eastern Homs, firing several mortar shells.

Local sources told ARA News that dozens of pro-government soldiers were killed and wounded in the attack.

Also, clashes continued on Wednesday between ISIS militants and Syrian army forces in the vicinity of al-Somariya mountain in Homs and the eastern countryside of Hama province.

The clashes follow a rapid progress by the Syrian army towards Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province, where ISIS controls key areas near the border with Iraq.

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