ISIS terrorists are storming the strategic government-held town of al-Sukhna located at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq announced ISIS members stormed the eastern gates of the town and even entered it after they had overrun the army defense there.
According to pro-opposition sources, ISIS units fully encircled the town, but this still has to be confirmed. Reports are also circulating that a prominent Syrian commander, General Suheil al-Hassan, is also trapped inside Sukhna.
Al-Hassan is commdner of the Syrian Arab Army Tiger Forces, one of the most efficient units of pro-government forces.
On September 28, ISIS units launched a large-scale operation against the SAA in multiple points along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway. So far, ISIS had captured al-Shulah and Bir-Ghabaghib and started storming al-Sukhna. (MORE DETAILS HERE)