ISIS fighters carried out an attack on the newly established Syrian Arab Army (SAA) points in the eastern Palmyra in order to stop further SAA advance in the area.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq released photos of the attack where ISIS fighters were able to destroy one armored infantry fighting vehicle (BMP-1).
Terrorists also claim that they have killed 14 SAA soldiers. All other sources don’t verify such losses in lives. Some people from the region tell about 5-7 killed and injured soldiers.
Meanwhile the SAA continue its operation aimed to capture the strategic Palmyra-Al-Seen highway. The SAA targeted ISIS points in Al-Mahseh, Al-Suane villages and in Al-Qariaten dam area in the eastern Homs countryside. This is the first time the SAA attacks ISIS from Al-Mehseh direction.
The Syrian and Russians Air Forces have also targeted ISIS positions in Palmyra desert.
According to opposition sources the Syrian Air Force have carried out multiple air strikes targeting US-backed FSA group “Assud Al-Sharqiah” forces in the Syrian Desert to stop their attack aimed to break the siege on Jaish Al-Islam in East Qalamun.
Due to the recent slowdown in the FSA advance in the Syrian Desert and the collapse of ISIS troops it’s believed that the SAA is able to take over the Palmyra-Al-Seen highway and isolate Jaish Al-Islam in East Qalamun. The SAA may also launch massive operations against Jaish Al-Islam in East Qalamun and East Ghouta in the end of this year or next year in order to secure the Syrian capital Damascus once and for all.