Earlier today inside the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) launched a new assault on the small village of Al-Dawa in western Palmyra after weeks of being involved in a stalemate with the Syrian Armed Forces.
Based on the preliminary reports from east Homs, ISIS has seized three points around the small village of Al-Dawa after a violent battle with the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division this morning.
According to a military source at the T-4 Airport in east Homs, ISIS utilized suicide bombers to break-through the Syrian Arab Army’s frontline positions near the village of Al-Dawa, resulting in the fracture of their first line of defense.
Following their assault on Al-Dawa, the terrorist group pushed north towards the imperative Al-Sha’ar Mountains, striking the Syrian Armed Forces’ defensive positions near Well 105.
Clashes are still ongoing at Jabal Al-Sha’ar; however, ISIS has been unable to advance into the gas field, despite repeated attempts to infiltrate the Syrian Armed Forces’ defenses this morning.