BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary forces have scored a major advance against Islamic State fighters occupying the town of Al-Qaryatayn in eastern Homs province.

Yesterday, pro-government troops of the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defence Forces – backed up by Russian airpower – scored a key advance against ISIS militants on the eastern outskirts of the oasis town.

After fierce clashes lasting half a day, pro-government forces succeed in securing the Awamid hills and the Al-Qaryatayn farms.

By this advance, Syrian forces have gained fire control over the eastern side of Al-Qaryatayn and placed themselves in a position to storm the town from this direction.

The Islamic State presence in Al-Qaryatayn is estimated by some military sources to be around several hundred fighters. As pro-government forces move into the town itself, a very intense battle is expected to erupt since this is where ISIS will most likely concentrate it main defensive effort.

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zarko
zarko
2017-10-19 11:06

there are no inasan civilians in syra.You are WITH the SAA or Against it.simply as that.The strian soldiers mast to know this when clearing this pocket.