ISIS terrorits made a flanking manoeuvre (more about it here) and seized a key crossroad between the Tyas airbase and the city of al-Qaryatayn in the Syrian province of Homs.
The terrorist group also continued to put pressure on the Tyas Airbase (T4 Airbase) and on the Homs-Palmyra highway from the southern direction.
These attacks put government forces deployed in the Tyas Airbase under a threat of encirclement by ISIS forces. These gains became possible because ISIS units used their advantage in their manoeuvrability in the area.
Right now pro-government sources dissiminate reports that the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) were able to repel another ISIS attack on the Tyas Airbase. This is true. However, the threat of the ongoing flank attack by ISIS terrorists cannot be ignored.
There are reports that the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces and other pro-government units are now moving to assist in the battle against ISIS. If they arrive the area soon, the situation could be improved.