On Monday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) followed up on their short offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Dumayr area by launching a new offensive at the nearby Jubb Al-Jarrah axis in east Homs.
ISIS began their assault by storming the towns of Jubb Al-Jarrah and Mas ‘Idyah from two different axes, with their primary attack coming from the terrorist-held villages of Soha and ‘Uqayribat.
The aforementioned terrorist group would also launch another attack from the southern axis of the Jubb Al-Jarrah area of east Homs, targeting the Syrian Arab Army controlled village of Maskar Al-Hesan.
According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus City, ISIS has suffered a significant number of casualties during this offensive; however, they are still attacking this region.
This latest offensive was likely launched by the Islamic State in order to alleviate the pressure put on their forces by the Syrian Arab Army in east Palmyra and west Raqqa.
Ibrahim Joudeh in Damascus contributed to this article