Today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has advanced in the area surrounding Arak gas field east of Palmyra. Yesterday the SAA managed to capture the eastern and north-western Tafaha hills located 20 km northwest of the T4 Station in the eastern Homs countryside.
From its side, ISIS militants have hit two SAA tanks with ATGMs north of the silos area located east of Palmyra.
Warplanes and attack helicopters of the Russian Air Force bmbed ISIS positions and gatherings in the vicinity of the Palmyra silos area, in the town of Sokhna, and across the eastern Homs and Hama countrysides.
ISIS reinforced its positions in the Taliya Reserve, the vicinity of the silos area and Arak gas field in the eastern countryside of Palmyra according to opposition sources.
ISIS is trying to prevent the SAA from reaching the strategic town of Sokhna that ould lead to lifting of the ISIS siege on the SAA in Deir Ezzor. This government victory will also mean a collapse of ISIS in the whole province, especially amid the terrorist group’s setbacks in the Syrian province of Raqqah and in the area of the Iraqi city of Mosul.