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Moments ago in the Homs Governorate eastern countryside, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) imposed full control over the village of Al-Bayarat after a surprise assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses near the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

According to a battlefield report from eastern Homs, ISIS launched another assault on Al-Bayarat, but this time under the cover of the dense fog that created visibility issues for the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF).

The assault reportedly began at 5:30 A.M. (Damascus Time), when ISIS drove their armored vehicles through the dog and stormed the Syrian Armed Forces’ first line of defense at Al-Bayarat.

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Facing the possibility of being overrun by ISIS, the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade and the National Defense Forces had no choice but to retreat west towards the road leading to the oil rich town of Jazal in northeast Homs.

In the last 72 hours, ISIS has recaptured both Al-Dawa and Al-Bayarat; these aforementioned villages were just captured by the Syrian Armed Forces two weeks.

As a result of this setback in the Palmyra countryside, the Syrian Armed Forces are no longer within 2km of the ancient city.

 

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Alonso Antonio Pizarro Gómez
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Alonso Antonio Pizarro Gómez
6 months 9 days ago
Jan Kondratovitch
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6 months 9 days ago

misspeling there “drove their armored vehicles through the DOG’

Waseem Abbas
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Waseem Abbas
6 months 9 days ago

Sad news…

Michael Efler
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6 months 9 days ago

I can’t get it.

Garry
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Garry
6 months 9 days ago

The SAA should expect that. By just circling towns and not moving forward to recapture them for weeks, usually leads to results like this. The SAA should expect similar results in Qaryatayn, Da’el and other towns that just remain circled for weeks without any further movements by SAA…

The whole point is to liberate cities and towns. Not just circling them…

Brigg Aleks
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6 months 9 days ago

?

Brigg Aleks
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6 months 9 days ago

I thought Russian air strike hadd weakend ISIS in Palmyra how come thay getting more back up from

Brigg Aleks
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6 months 9 days ago

Why dont Syria goverment let Chechyna Army help thay waiting for the nod

Herbert G. Mische
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Herbert G. Mische
6 months 9 days ago

With the help of their perverse friends in Israhell and Turkey!!! Disgusting!!!

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