BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 A.M.) – After confirmation came in several hours ago that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and other pro-government forces captured the last hills to the west of al-Sukhnah and established total fire control over the town, reports from reliable sources are now suggesting that the SAA is currently in the process of entering the settlement.
Military sources exclusive to Al-Masdar News have just informed us that the SAA has – in a rapid seven kilometer dash – moved right up to the outskirts of al-Sukhnah and is, as of the present time, in the process of storming the town from its western and southern gates.
The al-Sukhnah’s liberation is now just a matter of hours, or perhaps even minutes.
The biggest threat to pro-government forces right now is not so much ISIS resistance, for it is mostly likely the terrorist group is in the process of disengaging from its positions in al-Sukhnah (if it already has not done so), but rather improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines which have undoubtedly been sowed throughout the town by the terrorist group.
Updates to follow.