Over the weekend, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad and the Assyrian “Gozarto Protection Forces” (Sootooro) – launchced a massive military operation to liberate the strategic town of Maheen in east Homs after the terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) captured it in October of this year.
The Syrian Armed Forces began their assault on Saturday, targeting ISIS’ defensive positions at Jabal Al-Hazzm (Hazzm Mountains), where they were able to impose full control over this rugged area along the Sadad-Maheen Road.
Following the capture of Jabal Al-Hazzm, the Syrian Armed Forces shifted their attention to the small village of Hawareen that is situated just north of Maheen and a few kilometers east of the Syriac Christian town of Sadad in east Homs.
On Monday morning, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – backed by the Gozarto Protection Forces – struck ISIS’ defensive positions at the small village of Al-Hadath, where they would later impose full control of after a series of intense fights with ISIS.
ISIS is hell-bent on maintaining these gains that were made by them last month; however, they face a series threat from the Syrian Armed Forces, who proved that they are capable of fighting this terrorist group in east Homs.
Currently, the Syrian Armed Forces are attacking ISIS at the northern perimeter of Hawareen; if captured, they will be in position to launch a full-scale on the ISIS-held town of Quraytayn.