Government forces, led by the Syrian Republican Guard, have taken full control over the Harbisha area after a series of clashes with ISIS terorirsts on the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor road.
Earlier, government troops secured Wadi Didi, the Al-Taybah crossroad, Talat al Krad as well as the nearby points. According to pro-govenrment sources about 10 ISIS members were killed and at least one 1 vehicle was destroyed during the advance.
The Republican Guard and its allies are rapidly advancing along the road to Deir Ezzor as well as in the areas north of it because ISIS has redeployed a notable number of fighters and equipment to southern Raqqah.
On the one hand, this allowed the terrorists to create a threat to government forces deployed near Maadan. On the other hand, this opened additional opportunities for government troops advancing in the area of Sukhna.