Assad regime loses central Syrian town Homs to Daesh
Daesh terrorists have captured a town in Syria’s central Homs province from Assad regime forces, local sources said Monday.
“Daesh captured the town of Al-Qaryatayn late yesterday [Sunday night] following a two-day siege,” the sources told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.
Sources added that regime forces deployed in the town had been thrown into disarray — and forced to beat a hasty retreat — after Daesh militants successfully infiltrated their ranks.
Scores of regime forces were killed and injured in the ensuing melee, they said, adding that Daesh had executed a dozen regime soldiers in the town’s main square after the fighting.
Meanwhile, clashes between regime forces and Daesh terrorists reportedly remain ongoing in the nearby Al-Sokhna and Al-Taiba areas and in Palmyra city in Homs’s eastern countryside.
In early April, regime forces captured Al-Qaryatayn following fierce clashes with Daesh that resulted in casualties on both sides. Read more