On November 22, ISIS cells in the Homs Desert took advantage of a sand storm and launched a large attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Iranian forces west of the strategic T2 station near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
A local source told SouthFront that the SAA and its allies lost several soldiers during the attack. However, the terrorist group’s fighters failed to capture any position.
The Syrian pro-opposition Step News Agency said that warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) conducted several airstrikes on ISIS gatherings and hideouts around the T2 stations in the last few hours.
This was the second attack by the remaining ISIS fighters in the Homs desert this month. On November 18, the terrorist group’s fighters attacked positions of the SAA and Iranian forces between the city of al-Mayadin and the town of al-Kashmah in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside.
These attacks will likely force the SAA to launch a large-scale military operation to neutralize ISIS fighters in the Homs desert soon. Any such operation will be backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces.