BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:55 A.M.) – Just hours after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies officially liberated the town of Hamimah (also known as Humaymah) from ISIS in southeastern Homs Governorate, pro-government forces are now in the process of repelling heavy and incessant counterattacks by the terrorist group aimed at seizing back the strategic settlement.

According to pro-government sources, whilst Hamimah is in fact under the full control of army and allied paramilitary forces, ISIS militants have nonetheless been launching ferocious assaults on their positions in and near the town.

ISIS for its part claims to have employed at least one suicide attack against pro-government forces in Hamimah so far.

It is clear that the jihadist faction hopes to retake this all-important town which sits on the provincial borders between Homs and Deir Ezzor Governorates in Syria’s far southeast from pro-government forces before they consolidate their positions in and around it.

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