The ancient Assyrian city of Quraytayn was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in early August of 2015; and since its capture by the aforementioned terrorist group, the Syrian Armed Forces have struggled to retake this vast desert area that stretches as far south as the Homs Governorate’s border with the Iraqi province of Al-‘Anbar.

However, the Syrian Armed Forces’ woes changed after the second capture of Maheen last month; this victory by the government forces exposed ISIS’ inability to hold ground for a long period time due to manpower shortages and a scarcity in military resources.

Last week, the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade of the 2nd Armored Division – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – imposed full control over the Maheen-Quraytayn Checkpoint that ultimately leads to the ancient  Assyrian city and its surrounding mountains.

Earlier this morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade and their allies continued their assault on ISIS’ last line of defense at Jabal Quraytayn, striking the terrorist group near this mountain’s southeastern perimeter.

As a result of their military operations in the Homs Governorate’s southeastern countryside, the Syrian Armed Forces have almost completely enveloped Quraytayn, leaving ISIS with only one route to retreat.

This is not uncommon for the Syrian Armed Forces to leave one road open at a site they’re attacking; this military tactic is supposed to encourage the enemy forces to retreat and several times during this war, it has worked for them.

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Michael Dinh
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Michael Dinh
5 months 18 days ago

soldiers look tired ?

Doina Masri
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Doina Masri
5 months 18 days ago

Of course they are tired. Fighting for 5 years is not easy

Michael Dinh
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Michael Dinh
5 months 18 days ago

Doina Masri: Vietnamese had fought French 9 years and USA almost 15 years …

no sight of tiredness.

Syrian soldiers can do better.

Manny Hanna
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Manny Hanna
5 months 17 days ago

HAHAHAHAH r u fukin retarded

Manny Hanna
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Manny Hanna
5 months 17 days ago

The Vietnamese were tired too they are human u retard

Marc Abdessamad
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Marc Abdessamad
5 months 17 days ago

Michael Dinh: Everyone in the world can be tired after fighting for 5 years. I am sure that Vietnamese got tired of fighting in the first 5 years, I understand, but they were obligated to continue to show their country’s stronger and lead to victory. They are humans. They get tired. Everyone can do better.

Michael Dinh
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Michael Dinh
5 months 17 days ago

mentality is stronger than physicality – when they fought with a strong mentality, they will overcome the physical tiredness.

that’s what they taught & told in Vietnam.

oh man, Vietnamese can fight years after years with only one hope: “Victory” will come even 10million people died !

Zen Febri
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Zen Febri
5 months 17 days ago

It’s okay to get tired, cried, depressed….we are humans anyway…but never surrender, never give up for your country and its people…you are they, and they are you…never let those “foreign invaders” look you down.

Michael Dinh
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Michael Dinh
5 months 17 days ago

barbaric foreign invaders !!!

Lyubov Parsons
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Lyubov Parsons
5 months 17 days ago

Go Syria!

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