BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) military source has just announced the full liberation of al-Sukhnah town in eastern Homs Governorate.
Last night, the Syrian Army and its allies entered the strategic town from its southern and southwestern axes. Amid heavy clashes with ISIS terrorists, pro-government forces managed to crush the last ISIS defense lines inside the city and advanced deep towards the northern districts before fully liberating it.
SAA ordinance disposal teams have started work on clearing al-Sukhnah of mines and improvised explosive devices (IED).
By this advance, the SAA is now 55 kilometers from the western Deir Ezzor provincial border and 110 kilometers away from the city of Deir Ezzor itself (via the al-Sukhnah axis).
More details to follow …