On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies repelled a large ISIS attack on its positions near the Humaymah village in the eastern part of the province of Homs.
According to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria, the attack was carried out by several groups of ISIS suicide bombers and 5 VBIEDs. However, the SAA repelled the attack and killed a large number of ISIS fighters. Furthermore, the SAA seized 11 vehicles, 3 of them armed, and destroyed several others.
From its side, ISIS announced that its fighters attacked the SAA positions near Humaymah village from 3 directions and stormed 3 SAA points. ISIS claimed that 7 Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack.
Furthermore, ISIS fighters beheaded a Syrian soldier captured during the attack according to the ISIS-liked News Agency Amaq.
Maj General Ghasan Yunis of the SAA was also killed during the attack.
ISIS is trying to stop the SAA from advancing towards the strategic T2 pumping station near the Syrian-Iraqi border. The station is located only 65 km away from Al Bukamal city, the last major ISIS supply route between Iraq and Syria.
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