BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 A.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has launched a major offensive, tonight, to breakout of their large pocket in the Badiya region and advance towards the historical city of Palmyra.
According to a military source in the Homs Governorate, ISIS began the assault by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions to the east of the T-3 Pumping Station.
In particular, the Islamic State militants struck the Syrian Army’s positions inside the strategic Hamimah area, which was once the terrorist group’s stronghold in the Badiya region.
While no gains have been reported, both parties are currently involved in a fierce battle, with the Islamic State on the offensive.
Since the evacuation of their forces from southern Damascus to the Badiya region, the Islamic State has repeatedly launched big assaults in a bid to expand their territory.