BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful assault in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, targeting the Islamic State areas south of the strategic T-4 Military Airport.
Led by the 800th Regiment of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army managed to recapture several hilltops south of the T-4 Airport that have been under the Islamic State’s control for over three weeks now.
According to a military source in eastern Homs, the Syrian Arab Army’s 800th Battalion, alongside Hezbollah and Tiger Forces, killed as many as 20 Islamic State combatants today en route to the liberation of the T-4 Airport’s southern outskirts.
In addition to the Syrian Arab Army’s ground assault against ISIS, the Russian Air Force launched a number of airstrikes over the gas fields in eastern Homs, preventing the terrorist group from transporting these reserves to Al-Raqqa.
No set date has been established for the Palmra offensive by the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command, despite ongoing operations around the T-4 Airport.
Most of these attacks conducted by the Syrian Army near the T-4 Airport have to do with the protection of this military installation; it has little to do with the upcoming offensive.