On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces continued their counterattack in the vicinity of the strategic T4 (Tiyas) Military Airport in the eastern part of Homs province in a bid to reverse all the gains made by the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) recently in this area.

In close coordination with the Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), government troops managed to recapture the Qaryatayn – T4 crossroads area thus reopening the direct route between the T4 Airbase and the city of Al-Qaryatayn. According to a military source at the T4 Military Airport, government forces were able to destroy 5 armoured vehicles, 7 technical vehicles and 3 battle tanks while also killing and injuring more than 50 ISIS militants during the last 24 hours of non-stop clashes.

Speaking to Al-Masdar News, the same military source said that the village of Al-Shirfah located between T4 and Al-Qaryatayn was still under ISIS control. Therefore, the direct way from the airbase to Al-Qaryatayn is currently possible only through a makeshift road that passes by the aforementioned village. However, the military source added that the village can fall into government forces’ hands at any moment as the Syrian Army and allies continue their advance.

Above is the photo of Syrian Air Force Intelligence troops, that was taken yesterday at the T4 Airbase.

Important update: according to AMN’s military source at the T4 Military Airport, the government troops have just recaptured Al-Shirfah village, so the main direct road between the airbase and Al-Qaryatayn is finally reopened.

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Floriangeyer
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I hope a few S300/400’s are in range as the US Coalition aircraft are lurking and they do seem to make a lot of ‘mistakes’. An SAA newly liberated village is just the sort of every day error for the US and her vassals.

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Would be a great idea. Some of YOUR pilots might get killed and Typhoons and Tornados have been paid by your taxes. I don’t fear too much for Rafales : they already flew just over a S-300V4 without being noticed at all… So, Daesh would have it much more easier and well, as they’d have had the great idea to shoot S-300, well, you know, you can down aircrafts, but aircrafts also have anti-radiation missiles and now even their cruise missiles are stealth… Bravo, great idea, you’ve found how to escalate a conflict when actually, even if there are crappy… Read more »

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Daeshbag. ALL the US Coalition aircraft are operating in Syria illegally, so if the time comes to shoot them down to protect the SAA, so be it. The Nuremburg trials of post WW2 Germany established that following orders to commit a war crime was no defence and bombing Syrian government forces and civilians without a UN mandate to be there is surely a war crime. I wonder how the US would react IF Syrian Aircraft ‘mistakenly’ attacked US Military personnel INSIDE the US and not the ‘intended’ anti Syrian rebel group nearby ? In fact how would the US react… Read more »

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Last time the US made a “mistake” on Sept 17 in Deir Ezzor, it ssems 3 days later that a Russian ballistic missile “mistakenly” landed on a semi-secret Field Operations Room in the Aleppo region killing US, British, Israeli, Turkish, Saudi and Qatari intelligence personnel
As Russia has told the US it knows the locations of all its operatives, I doubt if the US will make the same “mistake” again.