ISIS terrorists have repelled a large attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies on their hideouts in Hama’s far east, according to the ISIS propaganda wing – Amaq News Agency.
A large, heavily armed force of the SAA launched the attack on December 14. Amaq said the terrorists held onto their positions in the desert and were able to repel the attack following heavy clashes.
“The fighters of the Islamic State were able to burn down a military truck, killing three soldiers and injured ten others who were aboard it,” Amaq quoted an ISIS source as saying.
Amaq claimed that the SAA withdrew from the battlefield under the cover of warplanes, which carried out a series of airstrikes on the region.
The warplanes were most likely from the Russian Aerospace Forces. Russian warplanes have been hammering ISIS hideouts in the Homs desert and its vicinity for the last few days.
Over the last year, ISIS terrorists expanded their influence in central Syria. The terrorists moved out of the Homs desert and established footholds in eastern Hama, eastern Raqqa and western Deir Ezzor. From there, the terrorists launched dozens of attacks on Syrian government forces.
The SAA and its allies are making immense effort to counter the growing threat of ISIS in central Syria. Nevertheless, the terrorist group is not backing down by any means.
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