BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled another Islamic State (ISIS) infiltration attempt near the Jihar Crossroad on Thursday, killing several members of this international terrorist group in the western countryside of Palmyra.
ISIS attempted to seize the Jihar Crossroad on Thursday after capturing the strategic Hayyan Gas Fields that are situated less than 40km west of Palmyra (Tadmur) city.
According to a military source in east Homs, the Syrian Arab Army managed to destroy a VBIED (vehicle borne improvised explosive device) with an ATGM (anti-tank guided missile), while also killing a large number of terrorist combatants east of the Jihar Crossroad.
Video footage of the Syrian Arab Army’s field operations were filmed on Thursday by local journalists; it shows the 5th Legion countering the terrorist group’s infiltration attempt after several hours of fighting.
The Syrian Arab Army is now on the attack near the Jihar Crossroad, as they attempt to recover the territory they lost to the Islamic State forces earlier this week.