BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – With the Islamic State (ISIS) bogged down in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has taken the opporunity to launch another powerful offensive near the ancient Assyrian city of Quraytayn in southeast Homs.

Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the southern countryside of the T-4 Military Airport, liberating large chunks of territory en route to their advance to the village of Al-Baridah.

According to a military source in Homs, the Syrian Arab Army managed to kill as many as 25 Islamic State terrorists, while also destroying 1 armored and 7 technical vehicles south of the T-4 Airport.

In addition to their large-scale advance north of Al-Barida, the Syrian Arab Army also cleared several sites east of the T-4 Pumping Station and Teefor village in east Homs on Thursday.

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jojo
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Ops, I meant Deir Ezzor in the East and Homs in the west, with Iraqi IS from the east being in the Deir Ezzor battles.

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The presence of ISIL in this particular area is in the Eastern Homs Governate, not the city. The Homs Governate (Province basically) is Syria’s largest and encompasses much of the central Syrian desert. The city of Palmyra, for example, is hundreds of km away from Homs City but falls in said governate. Since ISIL is suffering in East Homs, not too far from Deir ez-Zor, it has to pick and choose which lines to reinforce.

For a better reference, here’s a picture of Homs Governate:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Homs_in_Syria_%28%2BGolan_hatched%29.svg

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But isn’t Homs practically on the other side of Syria from Deir Ezzor? So how does the ISIS bogged down in Deir Ezzor in the west effect Homs in eastern Syria? Were Homs ISIS being sent and making it too Deir Ezzor for the ISIS offensives? But I read that many of the dead IS fighters in Deir Ezzor were Iraqis.

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Nestor Arapa

Me parece bien que tome la iniciativa.

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Type English man! This is an English language site with English language comments, you’re being rude. Masdar has a Spanish section, if you can’t be bothered to type English then go there, otherwise we have no idea what you’re saying.