Syrian government forces have taken advantage of the ongoing firece battle for Deir Ezzor city and opened a new front against ISIS terrorists.
According to pro-govenrment sources, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) advanced in the direction of Sarayim village southeast of the Doubayat gas field near the key town of Sukhna in the province of Homs.
The SAA and the NDF didn’t enter the village yet but a fighting was reported in its outskirts.
If govenrment forces are able to liberate the village, they will likely be able to conduct a large advance in order to take control over the Doubayat gas field and to secure the southern flank of Sukhna.
In turn, ISIS has little resources to counter the SAA advance in the area because the terrorist group has re-deployed large forces to Deir Ezzor.