BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:11 P.M.) – The ISIS Hunter units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled a surprise attack conducted by fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) along the Homs Palmyra highway. The fierce attack targeted positions of the ISIS Hunters at height 681 but was toppled by the swift reaction of the SAA’s forces, holding their ground.

According to the ISIS Hunter’s media channel, the aussault started in the early hours of Tuesday  with mortar shelling, that was followed by an attempt of the jihadist fighters equipped with heavy machine guns and RPGs to storm the position.

Combing the battle site later at dawn the successfull defenders found multiple corpses of ISIS militants and could even capture one of the attackers alive, who was wounded in his stomach. Provided with medical assistance the jihadist was willing to give informations about the purpose of the ISIS attack.

He told his captors, that it was part of a reconaissance mission, supposed to gather intel for a planned offensive, destined to recapture Tiyas airbase and further advance to the gas fields at Al-Faraqlas. Effictively this operation would, if ISIS was to succeed, once again throw back the SAA’s efforts to secure the area around Palmyra and advance to Deir Ezzor, because it would cut the highway connecting Homs with Palmyra.

Control of this highway is important for the supply of troops at the frontlines, but recently the SAA succeeded in reopening the route from Damascus to Palmyra. With this additional supply line an ISIS advance to Tiyas, would not necessarily bring the SAA offensive in the region to a halt.

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But with ISIS Hunters proofing their steadfasteness in the desert fight, they had been specially trained and equipped for by the Russian military, it is also questionable, if the ISIS forces, being on the backfoot in this region, are capable of launching an effectfull offensive.

The video below shows the aftermath of the failed ISIS assault (Graphic):

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This to be clear. ISIS, al-Qaida, Ha-yat Ahrar al-Sham, FSA etc are all and the same US proxy terror outfit. Like Chameleons they change color and outfit according to convenience, now they could be moderate rebels, to avoid being targeted by the SAA and Russia, and tomorrow they put on black masks and become ISIS to attack the Syrian Arab Army and not be accused of breaching the truce. The Syrian Arab Army should monitor very attentively the so called ‘Safe Zones’ because from there moderate rebels could easily morph into ISIS and attack the Syrian Army by surprise. So… Read more »

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Indeed the ‘shape shifting’ of the terrorists is a problem,but a recognised problem that can be solved. I would assume that Russia has definitive proof of US /NATO collusion with world terrorism BUT it is not worth exposing this until the public hysteria in the West has been exorcised by their own revulsion of most Western Leaders. Events that will cause that are varied and will occur. Its just a matter of when . This has happened on our lifetimes with the fall of the Zionist dominated Soviet Union, so there is a recent example of how fast a collapse… Read more »

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LOL, only creepy rich Saudis and Qataris, blinded by their salafshit faith, would spend a buck on such cockroaches. US wouldn’t have had problems at directly operating until Sept.2015 as there were no Russians around and it’d had took ’em only a few hours to terminate SyAAF, air-defenses and freaking hit SAA too. They’re not at risk from any UNSC resolution as they can veto it or any attempt of sanctions. Kerry wasn’t even able to push them into a cease-fire that would have served them in the end. Thus, they ain’t no US proxies. What we have here are… Read more »

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If the US was not helping her puppet masters by their involvement in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere , there is no way the useless but rich Saudis could have got away with what they thus far have without direct repercussions on the Kingdom of Barbarism.Without the US and UK the grouping of medieval despots in the Middle East would have been parched bones in the sand many decades ago. The Kurds will soon learn that they are the Christmas Puppies and will soon be left friendless as America gets bored with them after the party season and moves on to… Read more »

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Excellent f**k 🙂

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What they saw, though his body was crushed, but his face remained smiling.
Insya ALLAH martyr in the path of ALLAH …