Syrian army made further gains in its battle against IS terrorists

The Syrian army has made further gains in its battle against Islamic State (formally IS, ISIS, ISIL) group in central parts of the country.

The government forces managed to take full control of the villages of Duhour al-Khenzir, al-Shindakhia al-Janobia, and Abu Tarraha in Jub al-Jarrah in the eastern countryside of Homs province.

Meanwhile in Hama province, the Syrian army units supported by allied forces took control of the town of Qalib al-Thor.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that more than two weeks of fighting in central Syria have left hundreds dead on both sides.