SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 24, 2017: SECOND ISIS-HELD POCKET IS CREATED IN CENTRAL SYRIA | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SYRIAN WAR REPORT – AUGUST 24, 2017: SECOND ISIS-HELD POCKET IS CREATED IN CENTRAL SYRIA

On August 23, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies closed the second pocket in the province of Homs liberating the Dahik mount, the al-Minshare mount and the villages of Harif, al-Asfuriah, Rud al-Wahesh, and Qatqat.

A high number of ISIS fighters were killed and two battle tanks were destroyed during the SAA advance. Government troops also captured two battle tanks and a BMP-1 vehicle.

The SAA also liberated Salba town north of the ISIS strong point of Uqayribat in the eastern Hama countryside.

The Russian Aerospace Forces conducted up to 50 airstrikes in support of the anti-ISIS operation north of the Homs-Palmyra highway.

On August 24, government forces continued developing momentum against ISIS in the area. According to pro-government experts, the SAA will soon clear the entire province from ISIS terrorists.

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