Yesterday, the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade of the 2nd Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – imposed full control over the small village of Hawareen and several surrounding hilltops before reaching the border of Maheen in the Homs Governorate’s southeastern countryside.
On Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade and their allies began shelling the strategic town of Maheen in preparation for their massive assault on the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) defensive positions.
According to a battlefield journalist that is embedded inside southeastern Homs, the Syrian Arab Army’s 120th Brigade and their allies are preparing to launch their final assault on the ISIS-held town of Maheen in order to reposition themselves for the much larger offensive at the terrorist controlled city of Al-Quraytayn.
The town of Maheen was captured by ISIS in late November of this year after a counter-offensive was launched by the aforementioned terrorist group in order to advance towards the imperative city of Sadad, which is situated just east of the Homs-Damascus Highway.
Should the Syrian Armed Forces recapture Maheen from ISIS, they will have repositioned themselves to strike the ancient Syriac Christian city of Al-Quraytayn.