The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has been building up their forces in the eastern slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains for quite some time; however, they never launched an assault on the Syrian Arab Army(SAA) checkpoints.

This quickly changed on Thursday, when ISIS struck several sites under the control of the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) along the main road to the strategic city of Sadad in the Homs Governorate’s southeastern countryside.

The primary target for ISIS was this aforementioned roadway because if, they would be able to flank the Syrian Armed Forces between this vast desert landscape that ultimately leads to the Iraqi province of Al-‘Anbar.

On Friday morning, ISIS launched another assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s checkpoints along the Qalamoun-Sadad Road; however, these attacks were eventually repelled by the soldiers protecting the area.

While this battle may appear to be unimportant because it is taking place in a desolate part of Syria; it is actually one of the most important battles taking place in the western part of the country.

Should ISIS take control of the Qalamoun-Sadad Road, the terrorist group would be in position to strike the Syrian capital of Damascus.

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shane poole
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shane poole

this is a must win battle God give the SAA strength to destroy these dogs

Abdar Rahman
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Abdar Rahman

they syrian army is fighting these terrorist and costing them alot of causalities in #Damascus