DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 P.M.) – On Tuesday, a convoy of Islamic State tanks and pickup trucks launched a counter-offensive east of Humimah town where they engaged a garrison of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).

The hit-and-run operation saw ISIS belligerents seize dozens of anti-tank missiles and machine-guns before withdrawing back to their initial positions on the Euphrates River.

Fortunately for the SAA and PMU, none of their soldiers were killed in the offensive as it appeared pro-government forces conducted a tactical retreat from the frontline on the provincial border between Deir Ezzor and Homs in sight of the incoming ISIS convoy:

The photos were released by Amaq Agency, an underground outlet with ties to ISIS.

Remarkably, ISIS launched two simultaneous counter-offensives on the same day; one saw ISIS suicide bombers thrown into battle against Kurdish forces in northern Deir Ezzor and the other saw jihadists overrun a PMU outpost across the border in neighboring Anbar province.

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This news is highly unreliable. First of all it comes from ISIS sources. Second, if you look closely at the weapons ISIS says they stole from the Syrian government forces, you would notice they are American not Russian. The SAA only uses Russian weapons. Therefore these weapons as usual were air dropped by the US terror coalition to ISIS who invented this story to cover their Anerican habdkers and suppliers of weapons.

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More israeli zionist propaganda….Silly terrorist wallies

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From when has the Syrian Arab Army been using American weapons, like mortars, in this case? This obviously is fake news. Syria only posesses Russian weaponry and ammunition. These weapons have obviousely been passed over to ISIS by their US handlers.

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daesh est fini

hestroy
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hestroy

SAA pathetic again. Only Tiger forces and some Republican Guard units are actually able to fight. The rest can only shoot in the air.

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The least they should do is destroy any weapons and ammo they leave behind.

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