It took the Syrian Armed Forces only 96 hours after launching their counter-offensive in the Homs Governorate’s southeastern countryside to capture the strategic town of Maheen from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), marking another embarrassing defeat for the aforementioned terrorist group.
On Tuesday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade of the 2nd Armored Division – in coordination with the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad – imposed full control over the strategic mountaintop overlooking Maheen, leaving ISIS in a vulnerable position inside the town.
Moments after capturing Jabal Maheen, the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade and their allies entered Maheen, where they were met with fierce resistance from the ISIS terrorists protecting the empty town; however, they could not hold on for very long due to the aggressive assault waged by the pro-government forces.
Unable to maintain their positions inside of Maheen, the ISIS terrorists were forced to retreat towards the large city of Quraytayn in order to evade capture by the Syrian Arab Army and their allies.
As a result of the Syrian Armed Forces’ assault in Maheen, a total of 23 pro-government soldiers (confirmed) were reportedly killed in the last 48 hours, while ISIS suffered an estimated 60 casualties during this assault.
With Maheen under their control, the Syrian Armed Forces are now within striking distance of the occupied Syriac Christian city of Quraytayn.