Syrian Army Clears New Area In Homs Desert From ISIS (Map)

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On September 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces captured the area of Sarayim near Bi’r al Hajjah in the Homs desert, which lays between the eastern Homs countryside and the western Deir Ezzor countryside, according to Syrian pro-government sources.

Syrian Army Clears New Area In Homs Desert From ISIS (Map)

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the SAA killed nine ISIS fighters and captured six others during its advance in the desert. According to the UK-based monitoring group, heavy clashes are still ongoing in the region.

ISIS fighters remaining in the Homs desert launched a large counter-attack against the SAA and recaptured a wide area in the western part of the Homs desert three days ago. However, the SAA managed to repel the attack and restore control of the recently liberated areas.

The SAA is expected to step up its operations against the terrorist group in the upcoming few days. It should be noted that now the Syrian military can redeploy large units from the vicinity of the governorate of Idlib, which is under the new Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement.

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  • Hind Abyad

    I don’t trust UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

    • Rob

      Me too because they are the real propagandist.

    • Attrition47

      The MI6 Observatory, if you please….

      • Hind Abyad

        One man- a pro-SDF Syrian crook- from his home in UK.

  • Rob

    Syrian army will finally eliminate all ISIS from Syria with God well but who will eliminate the mother of ISIS (i.e. US and NATO)

    • jorge

      Well, secont the old oncle Ho (Ho Chi Minh), you must mobilize the populations of those countries (US and Nato).

  • leon mc pilibin

    SOHR,is a Zionist disinfo hub,just like the White Helmutts are a rescue service,Just total bullshit.

  • jorge

    It’s more probable that some russian brigades come to Idlib, and a million of men of the Chinese Liberation Army, than an single Syrian soldier will go from Idlib to the Homs desert. Sorry, Republican Guard unite that is there, in the Homs desert, you have to care alone of the deal.

  • Smaug

    In this case we aren’t dealing with a force that can “control an area” per se, these desert villages and tiny armies are to small for that. As one sergeant I knew aid about the war in Iraq: “An al-Qaeda cell might be in control of the town you’re in and you wouldn’t even realize it.”

    This is a curse for both sides, because the conflict might kill no one and continue forever but make life miserable for everyone.