On Wednesday afternoon in the southeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 81st and 120th brigades of the 2nd Division imposed full control over several sites near the strategic city of Quraytayn after a violent battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
The Syrian Armed Forces reportedly liberated the northern section of the Thaniyah Wall after advancing northwest from the imperative village of Mahsaa on Wednesday afternoon.
Following the capture of the Thaniyah Wall near Jabal Mahsaa, the Syrian Armed Forces carried out a powerful assault on ISIS’ front-line defenses at the large hilltop of Tal Al-Raaqam, killing several enemy combatants before seizing the entire site by nightfall.
In addition to the capture of Tal Al-Raaqam, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to advance further north towards Quraytayn after clearing more desert terrain during their night operations.
The Syrian Arab Army’s 120th and 81st brigades were not the only government forces that participated in Wednesday’s battle, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), Dara’ Qalamoun (Qalamoun Shield), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) were also present during the advance.
Currently, the Syrian Armed Forces are carrying out a night operation to clear the hilltops surrounding Quraytayn’s southern flank.