On Sunday night, the Christian militias inside the predominately Syriac Orthodox town of Sadad received a much needed boost in human capital, as dozens of fighters from the Assyrian “Gozarto Protection Forces” (GPF) of Al-Qamishli arrived at this desert front in order to help defeat the swarming terrorists from the “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS).
According to a field report from the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) of Sadad, the GPF soldiers were transported by the Russian aircraft from the Al-Qamishli Airport to a small airfield inside the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside; this is the first time the Russian Air Force has transported pro-government fighters from one battlefront to another.
The GPF soldiers arrived right on time to confront the ISIS combatants attempting to retake the Maheen-Sadad Checkpoint; however, they were given a brief holiday from battle after the SSNP and National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad beat back the terrorist group’s attempt to bypass their stiff defenses and enter this strategic town located directly east of the Homs-Damascus Highway.
Sadad was once under the control of the Islamist rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” before it was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah during their first Qalamoun Offensive in the Fall of 2013.
Since Sadad’s liberation, the civilian populous has focused on arming and training its people in order to avoid a similar situation that left them at the mercy of their enemies.