The Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwaa Al-Fatemiyoun (Afghani paramilitary) – continued their large-scale offensive in the Palmyra countryside on Monday, striking the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) defensive positions along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway.

The primary focus for the Syrian Armed Forces on Monday was the oil rich town of ‘Arak, which has been under the control of ISIS since mid-May of 2015 when they captured the nearby village of Al-Sukhanah.

According to a military source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) at the T-4 Military Airport, the Syrian Armed Forces are now 10 km away from this strategic town that is located at the eastern part of the Homs Governorate.

If the Syrian Armed Forces capture ‘Arak from ISIS, they will be in position to strike on of the last villages between the Deir Ezzor Governorate and Palmyra.

More importantly, the Syrian Armed Forces appear to have much more in the works than Deir Ezzor City because their recent movements reveal their intentions to split up their units and push to the T-3 Military Airport.

 

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