The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) continued their advance in the northeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate on Saturday, capturing several sites from the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 18th Division near the Al-Sha’ar Gas Fields.

On Saturday, the Islamic State terrorists seized the imperative desert town of Huwaysis and its nearby hilltop of Tal Sawwan after a violent battle with with the Syrian Armed Forces.

As a result of their gains on Saturday, the Islamic State is now positioned just 9 km north of the strategic T-4 Military Airport, which is located along the Syrian government’s only supply route to the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur).

With the situation becoming dire for the Syrian Armed Forces, there has been talk of redeploying the Desert Hawks to the Al-Sha’ar front in order to obstruct the Islamic State’s progress.

 

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Ceasar Göksu
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Ceasar Göksu

We need and ,we must clear al the terrorist “pockets” in Damascus and homs , to get more military strength to the fronts. Or bomb the s**t out of this pockets. As the Russians did with Chechnya;) and start to encircle other areas. And bomb the s**t of them

Vincenzo Mannello
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Vincenzo Mannello

ma come fa Isis a lanciare offensive ??????

Janjak Desalin 1804
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Janjak Desalin 1804

here they go with the “redeploy the desert hawks” again!
seems the desert hawks are the ONLY combat-worthy formation in the whole SAA!
maybe Assad needs to make some kind of deal, now, while he still has the chance to get out alive! ’cause, the SAA ain’t gon’na win this thing.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

I don’t think so! The biggest problem for SAA, except their lack of manpower due to the fact there are many fronts and finishing the multiple pockets everywhere that make their forces stuck on a lot of sieges, is that they have a clear lack of CAS (close air support). Their old 40/50y planes are not enough in numbers, RuAF is in a low-conflict numbers so in fact, they can’t be everywhere BUT, since december, SyAAF has begun to receive brand new Yak-130 and 36 will be delivered at the rate of 15/16 per year… 1st pilots shall be qualified… Read more »