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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