BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive operations in the western countryside of Palmyra (Tadmur) today, striking the Islamic State’s (ISIS) defenses near the strategic Hayyan Gas Fields.

Led by the 5th Legion and 18th Tank Division, the Syrian Arab Army attempted to recapture the Hayyan Hills that overlook the gas fields after losing some of these hilltops to the Islamic State over the weekend.

Once the hilltops are secured, they can begin the process of liberating the Hayyan Gas Fields from the Islamic State forces once again.

While the imperative Jihar Crossroad is still under their control, the Syrian Arab Army will have to retake all of the hills overlooking the Hayyan Gas Fields in order to ensure its safety.

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Jens Holm

Again those strange twistings. ISIS got the hilltops now and are destroying supply for oil and gas.