BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:55 A.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s” (ISIS) large-scale assault in the western countryside of Palmyra has been forestalled by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after more than two weeks of being on the offensive.
With ISIS unable to advance in the western Palmyra countryside, the Syrian Arab Army took the initiative this weekend to recapture territory they lost around the strategic T-4 Military Airport.
Led by their 800th Regiment of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army managed to recover several sites around the outskirts of the T-4 Airport, including the Al-Sha’arah Hills and checkpoints north of the Abandoned Military Base.
On Sunday night, the Syrian Armed Forces continued their military operations near the T-4 Airport, targeting the Islamic State’s defenses in the southern part of this installation.
According to a military source in eastern Homs, the Syrian Arab Army’s 800th Regiment liberated the Air Defense Base south of the T-4 Airport, killing and wounding a large number of Islamic State terrorists in the process.
The Syrian Armed Forces also destroyed 4 technical vehicles, while also seizing a large supply of weapons during their military operations on Sunday.
As of now, the Syrian Armed Forces are targeting the Islamic State’s defenses at the small desert village of Qasr Al-Hayr, which is 20km south of the T-4 Military Airport.