Overview Of Battle Against ISIS In Central Syria On October 6, 2017 (Photos, Video, Map)

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Overview Of Battle Against ISIS In Central Syria On October 6, 2017 (Photos, Video, Map)

Government troops are near Al-Qaryatayn

Syrian government forces and their allies are facing significant pressure from ISIS in central Syria. The situation is especially complicated in the area of Al-Qaryatayn city seized by ISIS sleeper cells and al-Sukhna town besieged by ISIS in the province of Homs.

Government forces are pressuing on ISIS members in Al-Qaryatayn after retaking abal Hazm al-Abyad west of the city. No intense fighting was reported in its vicinity. However, local sources say that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery is actively shelling ISIS targets inside it.

In any case, the ISIS-held city draws a notable government force that could be used against the terrorist group on other frontlines. The Syrian military had been forces to deploy additional reinforcements to the area and now the SAA and its allies are preparing to storm the city.

Overview Of Battle Against ISIS In Central Syria On October 6, 2017 (Photos, Video, Map)

Alleged Russian military service members are near Al-Qaryatayn

Overview Of Battle Against ISIS In Central Syria On October 6, 2017 (Photos, Video, Map)

Government troops are near Al-Qaryatayn

At the same time an intense fighting is ongoing between the SAA and ISIS near the town of Sukhna at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway. ISIS units have seized Tuntur Mount west of the town and are using it to shell government troops in the area. However, the terrorist group has not been able to cut off the Palmyra-Sukhna part of the Palmyra-Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway.

Separately, the SAA took back the al-Hayl gas field that was seized by ISIS earlier this week. Despite this, government forces were not able to regain areas east of Sukhna and to restore security over the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway, one of the key supply lines to government forces operation in the Deir Ezzor countryside.

Overview Of Battle Against ISIS In Central Syria On October 6, 2017 (Photos, Video, Map)

A video has appeared online showing a large convoy of the Syrian Marines that is moving for a battle against ISIS in central Syria. The Marines will reportedly participate in operations against ISIS in the province of Homs. Most likely they will particiapte in the operation in Al-Qaryatayn city or near Sukhna town.

The video is currently unavailable. It was probably deleted because it revealed some info about the number and equipment of the government forces.

The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed on October 6 that ISIS members downed a Russian helicopter near Shaykh Hilal in eastern Hama. Following the ISIS statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Mi-28 Russian combat chopper made an emergency landing due to malfunction in the area. The crew was evacuated safely.

Earlier on October 6, the Russian ministry said that U.S. forces use refugees living in the Rukban camp in southeast Syria as a human shield and added that the US-led coalition turned the at-Tan area into a “black hole” used by ISIS mobile groups for attacks against government forces.

On October 5, Amaq released an infographics showing alleged losses of the SAA in clashes with  ISIS in central Syria since September 28. According to the infographics, ISIS members killed 390 pro-government fighters and destroyed 11 battle tanks, 3 BMP-1 vehicles, 2 Shilka vehicles, 3 rocket launchers and 3 vehicles.

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  • gustavo

    What are Syria-Russia-Hezbolah-Iran group troops waiting to disappear this terrorists pocket ? Russia aerospace force can give enough support to do this, just do it.

  • Zainab Ali

    looks like the russian led coalition know what they are doing … more troops, more air defence and the zio satanic terrorists are toast/dead meat

  • yosef alem

    I think all this effort(offensive) by ISIS is to take attention from derizor region, were the syrian army is making notable gains and kiking there ass. By doing this offensive, isis, is thinking that it would give them some time to hand over those vital oil feilds to their American/Kurd best friend’s. At this point the best thing the syrian army can do is to allocate, just so, enough man power to central syria, to the effect were ISIS would not be able to make any more territorial gains and keep the battelfeild there static. That way the army can “keep its eye’s on the ball” (the oil fields), which is the hole point of this quasi U.S supported offensive by ISIS rats, too slow the army’s offensive momentum in the oil rich region.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    THE MAIN GOAL OF THE SAA AND RUSSIAN IS TO TRAP ALL ISIL IN HOMS BY MOVING TO MAYDEEN AND THEN TO ALBUKAMAL BORDER CROSSING . AND THEN SAA FROM HAMIMAH WILL SOON START OPERTAION TO JOIN UP WITH TIGER FORCE IN ABUKAMAL AND CLOSED THE BORDER . ALL ISIL WILL BE TRAPPED INSIDE. ISIL OFFENSIVE WILL NOT LAST IN SUKHNA AND AND QARYATAN THEY WILL BE EXHUASTED SOON.AND ONC ETHEY TRAPPED THEN ONLY ONE THING CAN SAVE THEM IS THIER MASTER US/ZIONSIT IF RUSSIA JETS HAVE MERCY ON THEM.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      best strategy!