On October 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies repelled an ISIS attack west of al-Sukhnah town, and recaptured the Hail gas field, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
The SAA also re-opened the al-Sukhnah–Palmyra highway that was blocked by ISIS fighters earlier.
So far, ISIS is still in control of many positions north and east of al-Sukhnah town, according to Syrian pro-government sources.
The sources also confirmed that the al-Sukhnah–Deir Ezzor highway is still blocked by ISIS. The SAA is expected to launch its counter attack east of al-Sukhnah town tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah media wing repeated the earlier statements of a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, and said that ISIS fighters attacked the SAA from an area controlled by the US-led collation.
Back on October 2, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson Jihan Sheikh Ahmed accused the SAA of aiding an ISIS attack east of Raqqa city. This exchange of accusations between Russia and its allies on one side, and the US and its allies on the other side is for sure a reflection of a dangerous tension between them. These tensions could easily led to further escalations in post-ISIS Syria.