Over the last 72 hours in the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Sadad and the Assyrian “Gozarto Protection Forces” (Sootooro) – have recaptured several sites from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) after the aforementioned terrorist group attempted to advance towards the large Syriac Christian city of Sadad on Thursday.
The SSNP and their allies were able to break-through ISIS’ frontline positions at Hawareen and Al-Hadath on Friday, seizing these two villages after a series of intense firefights that resulted in the Syrian Armed Forces advancing towards the Maheen Mountains (Jabal Maheen) in this vast desert area of eastern Syria.
Following the capture of Hawareen and Al-Hadath, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and their allies advanced to Tal Daher and the Maheen Mountains, where they were confronted by a large force from ISIS; however, the terrorist group was unable to forestall their progress and as a result, the pro-government forces imposed full control over these two rugged sites.
With Tal Daher (small hilltop) and the Maheen Mountains under their control, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and their allies have positioned themselves for a full-scale assault on the strategic town of Maheen’s southern and northern flanks.
If the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and their allies recapture Maheen from ISIS, they will be in position to launch a large assault on the large Syriac Christian city of Quraytayn; this aforementioned city was captured by the terrorist group in early August of this year.