Assad regime forces have repelled a powerful attack by ISIS terrorists in the east of Homs province, the Syrian national agency SANA reported Thursday.
During the clashes, 80 terrorists were killed and injured. The remaining militants fled, leaving the wounded and personal weapons.
Assad regime forces are continuing the operation to retake the town of As Sukhnah in Homs province, where ISIS' largest stronghold is located.
The forces in cooperation with its allies have surrounded the town and started to mop up the outskirts.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, there are over 465,000 people killed and missing in Syria's civil war.
The war began six years ago. It has since dragged in global and regional powers, allowed ISIS to grab huge tracts of territory and caused the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war.