Military Situation In Central Syria On August 21, 2017 (Map Update)

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Syrian government forces are advancing along the highway north of Sukhan in order to close the second ISIS pocket in the province of Homs. Government troops have also liberated the key village of Humaymah near the Iraqi border.

Military Situation In Central Syria On August 21, 2017 (Map Update)

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  • PZIVJ

    This is good news!
    As that soon to be pocket is being compressed, The Daesh trash are being bombed while trying to make their way east. :)
    GOOD JOB SAA !
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  • WinstonSmith

    USIS terrorists groggy and recovering from the collision of the USS John McCain aren’t enjoying this news either. SAA should make an attempt for Abukamal and send ISIS scrambling for their last major connection to Iraq.

  • χρηστος

    situation getting better and better each day….good for morale….

  • stevenclark1977

    If the can close the triangle in the next few weeks and get to Al shulaj that will take them about five miles from deir ezzor ,I know they have alot of work to do before that but that surely is the goal !!

  • Xanatos

    Does anyone know how Isis fighters east and southeast of sukhna are supplied to fight this long? The road towards deir ezzor is a barren wasteland anything delivered by that road should be easy to see from the air and targeted.

    Is there a large supply depot east of sukhna? You’d think their depot would have been inside sukhna. Are they supplied from the air? Coalition are drops ?

    The same question arises at the T2 airfield. It’s cutoff from abu kamal by a wide open desert . How are they able to fight for months without supply trucks getting spotted?

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They have built a cave system of storehouses and generally operate out of that until they run low and then use another system of caves to supply while they resupply a single truck load at a time. The possibility of airdrops was probably more prevalent early on, now it would be a near impossibility.

  • Lovely maps you folks produce, thanx muchlee SF.