ISIS will not get its hands on the Al-Mahr oil field any time soon after Syrian government troops advanced considerably in the desert terrain of eastern Homs earlier today.

Starting on Saturday evening, the National Defence Forces (NDF) began targeting ISIS positions on the outskirts of the Al-Mahr oil field. The government attack continued through the night while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian Air Force provided covering fire for the NDF.

By daybreak on Sunday morning, NDF infantry units had taken full control of four hills surrounding Al-Mahr, known by locals as the Shihab hills.

Russian artillery and airstrikes played a vital role in forcing ISIS militants to retreat from their frontline. By the end of the day, the NDF and SAA had secured a 10 kilometer buffer zone around the Al-Mahl oil field, a site located near the ancient city of Palmyra.

A military source informing Al-Masdar News on the events did not specify casualties on either side; however, he noted that ISIS forces left behind several machine gun emplacements and ammunitions.

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Good. The more the cockroaches lose oil, the less they are powerful and the less the Erdogans’ make money out of blood-oil.

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ISIS is attracted by oil and artefacts. Of course, they must pay their American masters for the weapons and intelligence they give.

How many syrian artefact will you discover later in New-York, London, Paris, …?

Go SAA. Go SAA.

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Be carefull, USA aircrafts can make “mistakes” and bomb you instead of ISIS.

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It’s time for Anglos and French to leave the middle east they are occupying since 2 centuries. Only Shiites can expell the imperialists. USA is using Sunnis to keep the colonization.
It’s time to stop the west terrorism.

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Arguably the biggest embarrassment for the SAA, this constant push and pull in this area; why don’t they just take it already? It’s a massive bubble that, if they secured a straight line from Palmyra to Ithriyah, would be halved, shoring up countless troops, securing many oil and gas fields as well as having villages and bases to their backs with open, empty terrain in front of them, so they’d be under no threat as the nearest ISIS settlements are hours away.

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Last time they tried ISIS used chemical weapons given by USA. USA is helping ISIS against SAA. Once, USA even killed 80+ syrian soldiers to support ISIS in Deir-Ezzor.