21-09-2021 07:34 AM Jerusalem Timing

Syrian Army Regains Full Control of Khaldiyeh in Homs

Syrian Army Regains Full Control of Khaldiyeh in Homs

The Syrian army regained full control of Homs’ neighborhood of Khaldiyeh, one of the largest bastions for foreign-backed militants fighting Syrian government.

The Syrian army regained full control of Homs’ neighborhood of Khaldiyeh, one of the largest bastions for foreign-backed militants fighting Syrian government.

"The armed forces have restored security and stability across the neighbKhaldiyehorhood ofKhaldiyeh," one of the largest rebel bastions in the central city, the Syrian television said.

"Collapse of the terrorists' citadel in Khaldiyeh -- we're going from victory to victory," the broadcaster crowed.

SANA news agency also reported the event, quoting an official source as saying that the army had “dismantled dozens of explosive devices which the terrorists planted in the residential houses and the public roads, restoring security and stability to the area.”

"We cleansed the neighborhood of terrorists this morning," said an army officer interviewed by the Syrian television.
"We dedicate this victory to (president) Bashar al-Assad, and we hope to cleanse the whole of Syria," added the officer.

"We will continue to chase the terrorists from all other areas of Homs."
The recapture of Khaldiyeh comes a month after it launched a military operation to force out the armed groups who took from this neighborhood a bastion for them.

It also follows the army's recapture of the strategic Homs province town of Qusayr in June.