On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued its advance in the eastern Homs countryside pushing towards the strategic town of Sukhna.
The SAA captured several strategic points and advanced 3 km northeast of the T3 station from Qarat Maska direction towards the Dabayat oil field east of Palmyra. The SAA also advanced 1.5 km east of the Al-Heel gas station.
During its advance, SAA managed to kill and wound a number of ISIS fighters, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
From its side, ISIS claimed that 9 Syrian soldiers were killed in two attacks on SAA positions in the Al-Sabkhawi Well area in the southeastern Raqqa countryside and in the Abu Allaj area in the southern Raqqa countryside.
During the attack on Al-Sabkhawi Well, ISIS fighters managed to seize some weapons, including two Konkurs missiles.
ISIS allegedly killed 10 Syrian soldiers and captured 3 others in the village of Dakila in the eastern Hama countryside. The group allegedly destroyed a SAA tank at the Tafah mountain in the eastern Homs countryside.
The ISIS-linked News Agency Amaq published a video that shows the targeting of SAA positions east of the Arak field by ISIS artillery.
ISIS reported that Ma’adan town in the northwestern Deir Ezzour countryside and the village of Zour al-Shammar in the southeastern Raqqa countryside were hiit with several airstrikes of the Russian and Syrian air force warplanes. This confirms that SAA has already started its attack on these strategic advance on the western bank of the Euphrates River.