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.