BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside Hezbollah, continued their large-scale offensive in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate on Monday, striking the Islamic State’s (ISIS) defenses just south of the Jihar and Al-Mahr gas fields.
Led by the 800th Regiment of the Republican Guard and Shaheen Group of the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Islamic State’s defenses around the Jihar Junction; this resulted in a fierce battle that is still ongoing at the moment.
Meanwhile, north of Tiyas village, the Syrian Arab Army’s 167th Brigade of the 18th Tank Division pushed another kilometer towards the Al-Mahr Gas Fields, killing and wounding around 15 Islamic State terrorists this morning.
In addition to the ground assault, the Syrian and Russian militaries are pounding the Islamic State terrorists with a barrage of airstrikes across the Syrian Desert; this has forced the latter to call of reinforcements to this volatile front.
With the Islamic State storming Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army is taking advantage of the terrorist group’s weak defenses in western Palmyra.