ISIS Once Again Pushes To Encircle Strategic Sukhna Town In Central Syria (Map)

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ISIS Once Again Pushes To Encircle Strategic Sukhna Town In Central Syria (Map)

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On Thursday, ISIS terrorists renewed their fierce attempts to seize the strategic government-held town of Sukhna located  at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway in central Syria.

ISIS attacked outflanked the town from eastern, southern and southwestern directions cutting off the roads linking Sukhna with the rest of the government-held area in the province of Homs.

According to pro-opposition sources, ISIS units even captured Tuntur Mountain that overlooks the entire area of Sukhna. If this is true, the defenders of the town are now in critical situation.

Fierce clashes in the area of Sukhna have been ongoing since the start of the week. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies  have repelled multiple ISIS attacks in the area. However, ISIS successfully uses the overstretched communications of SAA units deployed in the areas conducting attacks along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway.

This as well as the ISIS operation in al-Qaryatayn created significant problems for government forces in central Syria.

Government fores are repelling the ISIS advance on Sukhna:

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  • Dejan

    Wow, ISIS hasnt start any offensive against SDF, even when SDF encircled Raqqa they didnt even tried ti broke the siege

    • Kennethllindsy

      Kind of pointless for Isis to attack SDF who have never lost a battle vs Isis when Isis has repeatedly defeated SAA, Russians, Iranians & Iraqis.

      • Jens Holm

        I vote for that. Fight for ISIS is more dangerous and being the small ones, You also has to compare in %.

        • Kennethllindsy

          Kurds killed 10,000 Isis at Kobani and have beaten them I every battle since.
          Isis brand of attack doesn’t work on Kurds who never break. There are cemeteries full of Kurdish martyrs killed by Isis. But Kurds stand & fight.
          Otoh: SAA, Iraqis, Russians, Iranians, Afghanis & Palestinians have been beaten by ISIS countless times.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Keep up the lies no one really believes them, reality check is that the Kurds run against those few that don’t take the US deal which apparently has no validity. The others in Syria like the FSA around Al Tanf know and others are working a deals. They might decide to join the SAA and fight the US if they may have to now.

          • Kennethllindsy

            Are you using Bing translator?
            Your syntax is irregular…

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            What are you an idiot drinking your scotch again right now and think that your being funny, when your drunk you say stupid things.

          • Kennethllindsy

            See, thats another sentence that’s barely English.
            I am guessing you are Turkish?

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Well I’m guessing your actually are Jerkish and look who’s talk about terrible syntax, are you using auto correct?

          • Kennethllindsy

            Usually Turks never blame Erdogan for destroying Syria by arming and training the jihadis that invaded Syria for the past 6 years.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Stop being a clown Yank before you get exposed as you obviously seem to want to be.Why do they even bother trolling with using idiots like you.

          • 888mladen .

            Absolutely irrelevant comment.

          • dutchnational

            Maybe not countless, but many times indeed.

            And not only SDF, also KRG. Exception there being the scandalous betrayel of the Yezidis by Barzani pesh merga’s. YPG and YPJ rescued many of the yezidis though.

      • χρηστος

        thats partially because ISIS makes deals with SDF and just retreats without a fight….

        • Pave Way IV

          OR the head-choppers just shave their beards off and are issued a new SDF uniform/weapon and SDF ID card. ISIS land/oil theft placeholder mission completed. Good job, head-choppers. Another piece of stolen Syrian land and its oil wells ‘liberated’ from the Syrian people.

          • χρηστος

            sdf is made up from arabs as well.about 50% or more.Arabs dont shave their beards, even Syrians dont always do….its just what the media shows….only Kurds..they create the image of a good looking ,fierce Kurd fighter so in a a while all the world will be ready to aid them in their fight for independence….

          • dutchnational

            Good thinking of them.

            Down with beards.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            The deal in Basireh got mixed signals some joined others are resisting the US forces and SDF according the Akidat tribal leader in the region.

        • dutchnational

          Let me guess :

          Arslan was deal between IS and …….oh Hezbollah, sanctioned by Assad.

          Ever heard of “reconciliation” pacts in Syria ? Assad with….anybody.

          Ever heard of the pot and the kettle?

          • χρηστος

            how did the sdf obtain the non kurdish lands that didnt want to have initially on the west side of the river in dez?simply because to convince them us made a deal with ISIS. they withdrew from the areas….a walk in the park for sdf and there you have an oil rich land without a fight,, seen the photos of US sof enjoying the sun in liberated territory there?reconciliation is essential….fsa for example doesnt want to fight under the umbrella of isis any more..or HTS anyway…so its easy to make deals with them to stop fighting…what did youy expect that all of the rebels would be killed by saa?its impossible….take the spanish civil war for example….or the american civil war or the greek civil war or whatever….at some point peace becomes the only solution one way or another and life tries to return to previous status

          • dutchnational

            You are trying to confuse the fact your statement was and is incorrect. Your statement was IS makes deals with SDF and that is why IS does not attack SDF.

            I have showed you that Assad makes deals with IS and gets attacked. So either your statement/conclusion is incorrect or Assad is a lousy dealmaker or both.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        The SDF lost so maany battles until the US came along and had to bribe ISIS so much and even sent them to attack Aleppo from Kobani, why does someone like you always get caught in a lie it shows poorly on your training.

      • John Brown

        The SDF is a joke. ISIS never fights them they are allies its all pretend, this is now very clear and confirmed by the SDF itself with its call for an all out joint ISIS, Al Qaeda SDF offensive against the SAA which started right after the SDF called for it case closed.

    • Jens Holm

      Wow another usual evil comment to blur and bias own ineffectivniss.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        No , just yours and be honest the SDF haven’t been fighting ISIS like the SAA many have taken the US deal of and also being transferred to the Desert and around Al Tanf.

        • Jens Holm

          You cant expect that. SDF are only 20% in inhabitants, so You might expect estimated 20% figthing. Today they has 20% of the territory.

          SDF are hardly 2 Years old and You expect them to be as Baathistas.

          Well kurds started with almost nothing and have taken 20% and are blamed for that. When they take more they are airstriked in Tabqa, artillery striked in DEZ for steeling oil.

          I read here every day evil comment around SDF and expecially kurds but also the many arabs and others being reduced to just spendables.

          Do You really expect them to take “their part”, if they get nothing but more deads for it. I dont think so. I would not.

          SDF hasnt uprised agains Assads. If so the dictators in Damaskus was hardly Emirs Latakia.

          Why listen to You at all. Everything try to talk with You, its not possible. Like talking to a readio sending from Damaskus or Ankara killing 1000`s of people blaming SDF(often called PKK or kurds) for killing handfulls in Raqqa.

          And whats next step??? Attack and defeat SDF`s. Another good reason to die for You before time.

          SDF`s do their part of the job. Less then 2 mio. kurds has activated many, many arabs and has gained support and respect. They know better now. Others can runn parts of Syria much better and live in trust working for fx a federasy.

  • Borna Artuković

    this is *ucking unbelievable ! where is russian air force ?!

  • Behold a Pale Horse

    So anything of Rommel moved in Normandy and the RAF would take it out. 60 years later, Russians cant do the same with a bunch of Saudi terrorists?

    • Ronald

      RAF had aircraft , the Russians have only a small fleet , that are already fully engaged . Iran has lots of drones , they need to be engaged in armed recon. That” bunch of Saudi terrorists “, are likely highly skilled ISIS mercenaries , and who knows how many .

      • Manuel Flores Escobar

        The problem is that best forces are in Deir Ezzor fighting toward Al Mayadin and later to take omar oilfields before SDF do it!

        • Jasminko Grdic

          This is the best what they SAA can do now. Once the IS fighter see that SAA goes Al Bukamul they will start to retreat so that can flee to Iraq and out of War.

          • Jens Holm

            Many might hope so. The worst scenaria might be ISIS retake DEZ from behind.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            They have consistently wiped out these forces of ISIS and from what has been repeated is the only fighting going on is in your head and if they knew those forces were wiped out. The US would throw more troops to the region called the New ISIS army from Jordan as they still have upwards of 30k still there.

        • Jens Holm

          You dont know that at all. Thats Your private wishes and has nothing to do with practical and effective warfare.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Think the Russians and Syrians are playing the US now as they played them, so tit for tat.

    • Jens Holm

      Still no learning. Those ISIS are much better soldiers then almost any in the russian part of the conflict. That compares they are alllowed to be send into death if its for something.

      Very slow learner. Those ISIS are first class even their wishes for the future are totally dirty.

      NO RESPECT FOR FACTS FROM YOU.

      • João Leston

        Facts like this? :

        Jens Holm Leon De Elias • an hour ago
        Thats the usual stuff. You think even having a lousy arms planning all are like that. In spite of 100`dreds examples, You are censured and manipulated to its USA.

        More like You are in bed full of military as well as political garbage and should clean that first. Then You might see, whats not Yours.

        Im so tired reading all in Syria are peacefull people sitting on their hands treating each other nice. You are not at all.

        Jens come on, at least be better at your job.

        • Jens Holm

          I almost only use sources from Your region and not from here and USA.

          And it is corrects You make none decissions for making changes for a better future then knowing the solution to kill a lot. And Syria actually has 8-10 mio. refugees. You are not even listening to them.

          When wil You stop or change. Is it 500.000, 600.000 and 12 mio refugees in Syria alone.

          And then some might add a lot of mainly muslim countries, where we have to feed them too. You dont. When we try to send some home to peacfull parts of Your countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Somalia Your own Goverments wont take its own citicens.

          You are so low. KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL

          And we see on the pages here, that jews run the whole world and even has wrote the Choran too keep You down and a production system, which are based on robbing & raping as well as slaves and wifes for free. Most of You still buy and steel Your wifes like cars and cattle.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        You are getting wrecked by everybody, happens when you contradict yourself. Read comment below by Joao Leston.

        • dutchnational

          I do support his honest comments.

          He may not be right in everything, but nobody is. He is honest though, something rare here.

  • Zainab Ali

    damned the yankees again for their dirty tactics – as usual – russians will have to hit these zio satanic terrorists’ targets asap

    • Jens Holm

      Hard so see the problems of Russians and their SAA affiliates has anything to do with USA.

      If so, I can only see it could be because Allah want to punish You for something You has done before or will in the near future.

      • Moussa Saab

        God damn it, the bots are at it again.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    “Someone” has sent those terrorist to fight there instead of sending them to Raqqa or Omar oil fields in Deir Ezzor…

    • Jens Holm

      Ypu could send them a mail or sms and a mms for the analfabeths.

      • Manuel Flores Escobar

        you could ask to SDF for a job in Omar oil field!

        • dutchnational

          Soon he might.

    • χρηστος

      well SAA are the real enemy…..isis has nothing against friendly sdf forces…they just trade lands, uniforms, trade us-sof embedded troops…that sort of things….ocassionally they sort of ‘fight’ just for publicity reasons.

  • Leon De Elias

    Motherfucking US-IS..This is’nt the just the terrorist group itself..CIA/Mossad..Think how the fuck a terrorist organization is able to make such a strategic moves especially in the times when they are losing the war against domestic legal forces,without professional help and leadership..US/Israel/NATO is pretty much embedded within the terrorists..

    • goingbrokes

      Beaten retreating enemy cannot launch such attacks. There is a rumour that daesh suddenly have 6000 fresh fighters. You can plug a few gaps with that number, and maybe even launch an attack. The question is, who flew them in? Who is recruiting for daesh and where?

      • Jasminko Grdic

        Who. US, Zionist and Turkey “DoubleFace Erdogan give me cash”!!!
        From where? From Idlib, from north of Aleppo, Daraa province and from Syria desert from Al Tanf. the only thing what is new is the color of Flag for this Mercenaries FSA>HTS>Nusra>>>Mossad >>> CIA/IS

        • Jens Holm

          hahaha

        • goingbrokes

          Don’t agree these 6000 or so are recruited inside Syria. It is high time we wake up to the massive recruitment operation still going on internationally to get wahhabi crazies to fight in Syria. My guess is they are flown to Saudi Arabia and then driven through the deserts to their destination.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            They came from Amman same type of recruitment process as the US use, they have captured a few alive so far. This is starting to look like the US was running them in through Al Tanf region and why they needed to stay there.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Jordan has been responsible for this new influx but they want them out of Jordan so what the US told them they were going to Northern Syria and not going to be used as ISIS fighters but FSA fighters.

      • Jens Holm

        As long as some here eat rumours as goat eat everything they are served, none can help them from staying at that level too.

        As usual high numbers of enemies explain how Russian Damaskians are having problems.

        No we dont loose troops, terrain. Only 5 are dead. Israel, zionist, USA , oilgrapping, US and SDF are blocking even they are 60 km away blocking for ISIS.

        Those ISIS are from from Iraq and Iraq isnt far away. You can drive free 30 km/hour or something. Your versions are based on, what Your belowed are able to and NOT.

        Kind of NUTS.

        • dutchnational

          Some two months ago IS started forced conscription in the MEVA, Mayadin to the border app. Those recruited may not all be very enthousiastic but like many armies IS can be ruthless enough to get them to fight after one or two months of training.

          Imo not the complete reason for the “new” IS fighters, but part of it.

      • Manuel Flores Escobar

        ISIS have a few fighters there..but most of them are suicidal beside they use car bomba and ATGM vs outpost defended by bad trained forces!..ISIS has no chance to keep forces inside there for long time..but just for propagande purpose they are ready to die!

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        The US brought them in from Amman Jordan and why there are so many. The Russians and Syrians believe Al Tanf was the entry point. They have already caught one spy who has confessed and may possibly lead to others being captured.

      • Leon De Elias

        US-IS..

    • Jens Holm

      Thats the usual stuff. You think even having a lousy arms planning all are like that. In spite of 100`dreds examples, You are censured and manipulated to its USA.

      More like You are in bed full of military as well as political garbage and should clean that first. Then You might see, whats not Yours.

      Im so tired reading all in Syria are peacefull people sitting on their hands treating each other nice. You are not at all.

      • Leon De Elias

        Well,my friend I am not a Syrian ( I am from Europe) but back in time I been there,I walked to places where is war raging now and I witnessed people were living in peace with each other,churches among mosques and synagogues..It is all gone now..The US is to blame for,I was huge US fan back in time but today US means terrorism on highest level to me,its leadership I consider as terrorist criminals since the Libyan/Syrian/Iraqi war..I been in service,I been in wars..I saw what is the truth..Not what they showing you on the news..First time in my life I raise hat to the Ruskies for their actions in Syria..Never liked them though,but today its seems to me that they are on the good side and we are on the wrong..

  • 888mladen .

    There is lack of commitment from RU and Iran. They should have deployed a large contingent of fresh troupes in other to fill the vacuum which has been created by stretched supply lines of SAA and Hezbolah. Obviously the ability of ISIS to fight back has been underestimated and the opportunity to consolidate won territories missed. However the most important factor has been coordination done by US special forces on the ground. This is a serious set back which can tilt balance of power to the US NATO. Well a hope for quick victory could be very deceptive. You never need to prepare for quick victory the way you prepare for long and exhausting war. Bombing raids have never won a single war. What you need is boots on the ground. Instead of sending soldiers RU has sent generals.

    • χρηστος

      its all politics….as US said ‘no boots on the ground’. they have many advisors etc, private ‘guns for hire’ as well but thats it.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        They have about 30k+ Mercs on the ground all those that look like US soldiers not fighting on the Satellite imagery and most have been shifted from Iraq and Jordan to Syria.

        • χρηστος

          indeed

    • Attrition47

      The Russians have to be careful about offering pretexts for US retaliation. They’ve ignored provocations which have included the murder of their men and toleration of zionist proxy bombing; it’s working well.

      • 888mladen .

        “it’s working well” for whom? You and me sitting in front of our computers and eating popcorn. Well said.

        • dutchnational

          Having a glass of wine actually. You are right though.

  • Rob

    America uses their well tested and well trained commando army forces against Russian led coalition in Syria. American marine army forces are embedded in ISIS, Al -Qaeda and SDF YPG terrorist fighters.

    • Jens Holm

      No they dont. US marine troops not even fight like that as well apart from, they have a heavy accurate artilley as well. We have heard none of that.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Yes they do use marines as they have both artillery and are assault and like the airborne also has artillery but limited as they need equipment to be supplied to them. Just a heads up you are not in any loop as to what the US Military does.

  • Kennethllindsy

    This just shows how easy it is for a handful of raiders to disrupt overstretched supply lines. Isis may not be strong enough to defeat SAA in pitched battles anymore like they used to, but still capable of harassing the SAA, and occasionally winning small skirmishes vs SAA tribal forces, Iranians/Afghanis & Palestinians.

    • Jens Holm

      Classic counterattack.

  • gustavo

    Everybody is asking correctly….. WHere the hell are the Russia airforce pprotecting and supporting SAA ?

    • Kennethllindsy

      They are kinda busy bombing civilians in Idlib back into the stone age right now.

      There is only about 25 Russian planes in Syria, so not a lot they can do in Dez which is a huge dispersed battlefront.

      • Wow!
        Bombing civilians in Idlib
        You consider Jabhat al Nusra as civilians?
        Why don’t you invite them in your country then?
        They will maybe transport their “democracy” to your country too.

        • Kennethllindsy

          If you do the research and look at clips explaining how Russian targeting works, you will lean that they program a GPS coordinate as the target & try to calculate other variables from 24,000 feet above manpads.
          Accuracy is typically about 200 plus yards, since they aren’t actually precision guided weapons. So yes, they are bombing civilians. Lots of them.

          • Muh GPS!
            Muh Russians killed 1.1 millions Iraq!
            Muh Russians invaded Iraq on a false pretense claiming Iraqis possessed WMD’s
            Muh Russians kill civilians
            Muh evil Ruzzians!
            GTFO with your fake propaganda and news, you CIA paid troll!
            Go back to Brietbart or Jerusalem post!

          • Kennethllindsy

            Before being rude, perhaps you should look at the clips and articles by the Russians themselves on how their targeting system is designed to work; instead of using precision guided bombs the Russians use a computerized target system.

          • Attrition47

            The Russian system is about as accurate as US JDAM bombing.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        That sounds like the coalition who is bombing civilians getting water, while killing women and children in Raqqa and also others in Abukamal.

    • Jens Holm

      Its well known where they are. Why do You ask. They have a half made job and leave to another place making an inferno for civilians at Idlib. Some are back making an inferno at Maydeen.

      Comparing to SDF in Ragga its a x 100.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Hello Joseph Goebbels are you telling another big lie!

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      The Russians and SyAAF are on all fronts they have limited numbers of aircraft for each front and try to fly as many sorties and things are not as bleak as everyone sees them, the road is open last I checked.

      • dutchnational

        Which road? Not the road to DeZ. See map SF around Sukhna, encircled.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        limited numbers of aircraft

        who´s failure? rotschild magic? zionist comlot? israeli intrigue?

    • Solomon Krupacek

      in Siberia

  • Alex

    Well, Israeli officials did state that they would rather have isis than Assad next door, israeli help to isis is quite visible now.