On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab army (SAA) repelled a large-scale ISIS advance in the area of Humaymah and the T2 pumping station at the Syrian-Iraqi border.
According to ISIS, over 70 government fighters were killed in the clashes. Pro-government sources claimed that the SAA killed up to 80 ISIS members, destroyed several vehicles, and seized 11 other vehicles. The numbers provided by both sides look overestimated.
In July, the Russian Defense Ministry released a map showing the T2 pumping station and the village of Humaymah as being under the control of the SAA. However, in reality, both sites remain in the hands of ISIS despite SAA attempts to liberate the area.
On Thursday, clashes continued in the area of Sukhna southeast of Palmyra where ISIS terrorists were trying to regain this strategic town from the SAA.