Syrian Army Enters Key ISIS-held Strong Point Near Iraqi Border (Photos, Video)

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On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured the southern part and the center of Humaymah village in the eastern Homs countryside near the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

Furthermore, the SAA captured Tali’ah Sharqi and Gharbi villages north of Sukhnah town in the eastern Homs countryside.

Russian and Syrian warplanes conducted dozens of airstrikes on ISIS positions in the eastern Homs countryside, according to pro-government sources.

The ISIS-linked Amaq news agency claimed that ISIS fighters destroyed a bulldozer of the SAA near Humaymah village with an ATGM. Amaq also published photos of an attack on SAA positions north and east of Sukhnah town.

In another development, pro-government sources claimed that US-led collation warplanes attacked the Tiger Forces in al-Kadir village between the southern Raqqa countryside and eastern Homs countryside. The sources also claimed that many fighters from the “Tarmah group” – a part of the Tiger Forces – were killed or injured in the airstrike.

If these claims are confirmed it will be hard for the US-led collation to justify attacking the SAA tens of kilometers away from any front line with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Amaq’s photos of the attack against the SAA near Suhkna:

Syrian Army Enters Key ISIS-held Strong Point Near Iraqi Border (Photos, Video)

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  • Serious

    I don’t understand where come from these photos. ISIS broadcast from somewhere or they give them to someone to publish them. So tell me that they still have an internet connection and a buildiong where they operate ????

    But, the most likely is that the Amaq agency is a CIA tool.

    • Thegr8rambino

      Ding ding ding

    • Jim Dean

      This is a faked video. The dead Sryians are rotted so these were not kills from this combat. ISIS have been reediting old footage or splicing clips into new footage for a long time.

      • Ma_Laoshi

        You two are talking at cross purposes: the photos are from Amaq, i.e. ISIS side. The video is from the NDF if I recognize the flag correctly, i.e., loyalist side.

    • Montenegrin 🇲🇪

      Sorry, but that is a crazy ignorant statement. ISIS controls a “country” the size of Belgium, with over 1 million people living inside its borders. Daesh is in full control of many fairly large cities: Al Mayadin, Ma’adan, Al Bukamal, al Qaim, and half of the provincial capital Deir ez Zor with a good handful of large towns and hundreds of small villages in between, look at a map of the war for once. Syria was a fairly developed country and almost every population center with over 1,000 people (of which Daesh controls dozens) has internet. In Mayadin alone there are 4 internet cafes… not private residences, but standalone institutions for internet. I don’t mean to insult you or act like I am a smartass but that was kind of a stupid comment to claim Amaq is CIA because Daesh allegedly doesn’t have internet lol, they take these pictures, leave the desert and go to a town or city under their control, and likewise upload them. Common sense really

      • Serious

        Not relevant at all. Either bomb the Internet service provider, either block internet in that region.

        • Montenegrin 🇲🇪

          How can you just block internet to a large region?

          • Serious

            Of course you can. And woith all the bombings there, I’m not sure that there is still internet in that region.

    • Wolfgang Wolf

      even a shame that websites like AMN are publishing the IS propaganda and give that famelguckers a platform!!!!

    • LynFSN

      You are right, Aamaq is 100% a CIA asset and there are serious and concrete proofs of it. The internet stuff also surprises me, but it will be difficult to find reliable investigations on all these subject matters. What is indeed surprising is how the “liberal” Vice- Magazine was one of the first Western media outlets to gain exclusive access to shoot and film on ISIS territory. The story gets much deeper though, but I can´t delve into it here.

      • LynFSN

        The internet-aspect of this “new war” is one of the enigmas that is rarely dealt with or discussed by any media, similar to hot-topics regarding for instance the question how militants in Eastern Ghouta constantly receive abundant supplies despite living in a “besieged” area…..What´s the point of besieging if the militants have internet access and pizza-service there?…..how do hardcore terrorists mix so well with liberal hipsters?…..I guess we are living in strange times indeed. These are all complex questions and require a profound debate and if necessary further investigation

        • LynFSN

          This reminds me of another unanswered question: What will be done with the remaining ISIS figters after the group is defeated? Idlib is full. There will be a time when there are no more places left to transfer terrorists in green buses. So what can you do with them? Give them a life-time jail sentence, a therapy, a headshot? I doubt that supeerficial “reconciliation” alone can solve this problem, since religious fanatism is a profound problem of values, norms, ideologies that doesn´t just disappear by repeating the Assad slogan for a few times

          • RichardD

            Most of them are mercenaries, foreign or domestic, many foreign. If they aren’t allowed to escape across the borders that they came from. Then it becomes a domestic law enforcement issue for the Syrian government. Whether they’re offered immunity of some type, extradited if they’re foreign nationals, or prosecuted, will be up to the Syrian government and any foreign government that may have jurisdiction over them.

  • Thegr8rambino

    GOOD JOB SAA!!! FUCK U ISIS!!

  • RichardD

    It looks like air strikes and heavy crew served weapons are being used to kill the regime change elements occupying these remote out posts without completely destroying the buildings so that they can be reused by the Syrian coalition forces after they clear any remaining invaders from them.

    This is a smart approach because it provides the Syrian coalition forces secure facilities and forward operating bases to hold the surrounding area and transportation network from. And that can be returned to the rightful owners after the conflict is over.

    This successful approach is probably being repeated over and over again as the Syrian coalition forces push east to the Iraq border.

  • The Farney Fontenoy

    For God’s sake what’s the point of having S-400s if they wont use them, and where is Putin? Din’t he promise any aircraft west of the Euphrates would be shot down? Trump called his bluff it seems.

  • RichardD

    “A thermobaric weapon is a type of explosive that utilizes oxygen from the surrounding air to generate an intense, high-temperature explosion, and in practice the blast wave typically produced by such a weapon is of a significantly longer duration than that produced by a conventional condensed explosive. The fuel-air bomb is one of the best-known types of thermobaric weapons.

    Most conventional explosives consist of a fuel-oxidizer premix (gunpowder, for example, contains 25% fuel and 75% oxidizer), whereas thermobaric weapons are almost 100% fuel, so thermobaric weapons are significantly more energetic than conventional condensed explosives of equal weight. Their reliance on atmospheric oxygen makes them unsuitable for use underwater, at high altitude, and in adverse weather. They are however, considerably more destructive when used against field fortifications such as foxholes, tunnels, bunkers, and caves—partly due to the sustained blast wave, and partly by consuming the available oxygen inside. Thermobaric weapons have the longest sustained blast wave and most destructive force of any known non-nuclear explosive.”

    Wikipedia

    A grenade launcher like the one shown in this video can be used with both HE and thermobaric grenades for building clearing exercises of the type that the Syrian government coalition is currently involved in on an as needed basis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bLpUva3_tA