BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s elite “Tiger Forces” have begun their long and arduous journey from the Aleppo Governorate to the vast Syrian Desert in eastern Homs, where they are set participate in the liberation of Palmyra.
In March, the Tiger Forces, alongside the Desert Hawks Brigade, were deployed to the Palmyra front in order to lead the operation to liberate the city from the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS).
However, unlike the previous liberation operation in Palmyra, there has been no mention of the Desert Hawks being redeployed to this front, meaning that the Tiger Forces will likely be leading the charge to the ancient city.
The Tiger Forces are no stranger to the Syrian Desert; in fact, their third major operation during this conflict was conducted at the Al-Sha’er Mountains, which is located just north of Palmyra.
With the battle for Aleppo City all but over, the Tiger Forces can now concentrate on the oil fields in eastern Homs that were all recently seized by the Islamic State terrorists.