Syrian Army Liberated Key Humaymah Village From ISIS Near Iraqi Border

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Syrian Army Liberated Key Humaymah Village From ISIS Near Iraqi Border

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On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies recaptured the strategic Humaymah village from ISIS west of the T-2 station in the eastern Homs countryside near the Iraqi border, according to the  Hezbollah media wing in Syria. The SAA started removing IEDs and mines that had been planted by ISIS fighters in the village.

Moreover, the SAA capture several strategic positions east of al-Sha’aer mount in the eastern Homs countryside.

SAA artillery units killed several ISIS fighters, and destroyed many vehicles of ISIS east of Sukhnah town, and in al-Mushirfah al-Janubiah and Abu Qatur villages, according to the SAA.

On August 19, the ISIS-linked Amaq news agency claimed that ISIS fighters destroyed a bulldozer of the SAA near Humaymah village. Moreover, Amaq claimed that many Syrian soldiers were killed or injured after an ISIS VBIED attacked a SAA position around Humaymah.

In the eastern Hama countryside, the SAA captured al-Dukhilah al-Janubiah, al-Dukhilah al-Shimaliah, Um Hartian villages and several strategic heights south of Um Hartian village.

The SAA and its allies will launch a more powerful attack on ISIS positions in eastern Hama soon, according to pro-government sources.

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  • Mauro Craizer

    I love to see SAA using CIA supplied TOS in the morning!

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Those are Russian TOS Buratino in Syria mounted on truck beds get it right.

      • Mauro Craizer

        My bad, I clearly meant TOW at 01:39 SAA has 2 TOS launchers, all other launchers, original trucks and other improvised (smaller) launchers use standard GRAD rockets not thermobaric.

        • testera

          SAA/Hezbollah have been seen using Iranian made TOW clone earlier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toophan ), so I guess this is another one of those.

        • Wolfgang Wolf

          i dont know which video you saw, but there is BM21 grad, small grad on truck, elephant improvised rocket on truck, a TOW/or iranian Toofan antitank rocket, shilka aa gun, T-55 tank…. no any TOS system

          • Mauro Craizer

            In my first comment I did a mistake (edited later) instead of “TOW” I wrote TOS-look up comments from beginning, “Terra Cotta” User claimed: “Those are Russian TOS Buratino in Syria mounted on truck beds” no they’re not, only GRAD, what I wrote in my second comment and added SAA has two original TOS launchers, no video of them used more than a year. (expensive BarBQ)

      • testera

        Those truck and pickup mounted launchers at the beginning of the video are firing Grad rockets.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Knew that the first trucks were Russian GRAD as I wasn’t talking about that and the ATGM are Russian firing Kornet missiles.

          • testera

            Launches at 0:34 and 0:47 are also Grad, but locally modified ones (they put barrel bomb on top). I have watched video again, and no Kornet in sight.