MESOP Syria: Army Preparing to Take Control of Strategic Oil Wells in Homs Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- Farsnew – 14 Mar 2015 – The Syrian army is preparing to take control of two strategic oil wells in Homs as it is marching through the province, a military source said on Friday.The army units plan to regain control of Oil Wells No/105/ and No/106 in Homs province, an informed military source told FNA today.Oil Well No 105 is the biggest and most important oil well of Homs province.

On Saturday, the Syrian army gained the upper-hand in Homs province, and won control over five gas and oil fields after inflicting heavy casualties on the militants.The army units regained control over Jazal town in Homs countryside and took back control of five gas and oil fields from the ISIL terrorists in heavy clashes. A least 60 terrorists were killed in Saturday clashes with terrorists in Homs province. Last Tuesday, the Syrian army backed by popular forces established full control over Gas Well No /101/ at Palmyra countryside in Homs province. Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 210,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year. Over 3.8 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis. According to reports, more than seven million Syrians have become internally displaced. The Takfiri terrorist group, with members from several western countries, controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, and has been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities such as Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.