BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has retaken the initiative near the strategic city of Quraytayn after a week long battle with the remaining Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists holed-up in this desert region.
Backed by close Russian air support, the Syrian Arab Army took the battle to the Islamic State militants, today, liberating several points in the Al-Mahsaa Mountains that are located north of Quraytayn.
According to a military report, the Syrian Arab Army not only advanced at the Al-Mahsaa Mountains, but they also made significant progress at Jabail Mountain, which is also located north of Quraytayn in the Homs Governorate.
The report added that the army is mostly conducting cleansing operations that are focused on clearing different caves and sleeper cells around the Quraytayn area.
These sleeper cells in Quraytayn helped ISIS seize the ancient city and terrorize the remaining populous living in this vast desert area of Homs.