On Wednesday morning in the Homs Governorate’s southeastern countryside, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a surprise counter-offensive to recapture the strategic village of Maheen from the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade of the 2nd Division.

The ISIS offensive began with multiple attacks on the small villages of Al-Mukasar and Al-Mahatin, resulting in the aforementioned terrorist group establishing control over them after a violent battle with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP).

Following the capture Al-Mahatin and Al-Mukasar, ISIS set its sights on Maheen and its surrounding hills; however, this plan to seize the aforementioned village never came to fruition, as the Syrian Armed Forces would launch a joint counter-assault to retake its lost territory from the terrorists.

According to a military source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade, the government forces established full control over Al-Mahatin and Al-Mukasar, killing several ISIS terrorists while also destroying 4 armored vehicles that were mounted with a variety of anti-aircraft machine guns.

Despite the slight setback at the Maheen front, the Syrian Armed Forces are still in position to strike the strategic city of Quraytayn, as they continue their advance from the southern flank.

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ahmed
ahmed
2016-02-18 21:54

IT surprise to me that ISIS has counterattacked Maheen, I have been waiting for the SAA’s capture of Qaryatain, IN North Aleppo, the SAA’s offensive has not achieved the results that I was expecting which to fully encircle Aleppo, the Kurds are doing well, I cannot understand why SAA and its allies are so slow while others are advancing in good speed,

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Enkidu Gilgamesh
2016-02-18 22:27

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