The Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and 67th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division – continued their large-scale offensive in the east Homs countryside on Saturday, striking several mountaintops under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

The Syrian Armed Forces began their assault on Saturday morning at the Bardeh Mountains located between the ancient desert cities of Quraytayn and Palmyra (Tadmur).

Following a heated exchange with the ISIS militants entrenched at Jabal Al-Bardeh, the Syrian Armed Forces reportedly entered two villages in this rugged region of the Homs Governorate.

Elsewhere, the Syrian Armed Forces launched their first assault on the Murbet Al-Hassan Mountains in northern Palmyra after liberating the nearby storage bases on Friday.

Much of the Syrian Army’s success in the east Homs countryside today is due to the Russian Air Force’s relentless bombardment of ISIS’ defensive positions along the Palmyra-Raqqa Highway.

These airstrikes have obstructed the terrorist group’s main supply route left them without provisions for several hours.

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