HOMS: Due to the unexpectedly swift and successful campaign in Latakia Province, my sources are indicating that a large pullout from the region is taking place with almost everyone telling me they are headed for eastern Homs to liberate Tadmur (Palmyra). While Iranian trained forces remain to the east of Slinfeh numbering around 20,000 men, the Syrian High Command has, evidently, opted to concentrate forces on ISIS in the east as that organization starts to fall apart. We are affirming that ISIS has lost close to 50% of the territory it formerly occupied in Syria.
As I write, the untenable presence of ISIS in Palmyra is becoming very obvious from the transfer of hundreds of rat families to the northeast into Iraq. The ISIS terrorists are expecting a major assault which has resulted in furious buildup of revetments and fortifications especially along the southwestern part of the city. In the meantime, the Syrian Army and its allies have drawn very close to the ancient theater in Palmyra at Tallat ‘Areen which was liberated yesterday by a combination of aerial assaults and stubborn infantry operations killing scores of ISIS rodents.
Thaniyyat Hayt (a “thaniyya” is a narrow pass), Thaniyyat Rasheed, Jabal Rawaasi Al-Tiwaal, Tal Kurdi, have all been liberated as of last night.
Rawwabi Al-Taheen – Mahassa Axis: In extremely violent battles, the SAA destroyed a tank stolen from the Iraqi army.
Jabal Jubayl: Overlooking Al-Qaryatayn, it has been liberated and SAA engineers are dismantling IEDs.
Palmyra: SAA has confirmed killing a leader of ISIS:
Taahaa Al-Dandashi (a/k/a “Abu Muhammad Al-Lubnaani, LEBANTEEZIAN COCKROACH)PALMYRA IS NEXT ON THE MENU; SYRIAN ARMY MASSING OVER ANCIENT CITY; RATS STARTING TO ABANDON POSITIONS by Ziad Fadel