Brief ISIL Offensive in Northeast Homs Falls Apart
On Saturday morning, ISIL launched a large-scale offensive near the imperative town of Jubb Al-Jarrah in the Homs Governorate’s eastern countryside, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled villages of ‘Umm Sahayreej, Maskar Al-Hasaan, and Al-Hawa.
The terrorist group began their assault at Al-Hawa around 9:30 A.M. (Damascus Time) on Saturday, when they attempted to infiltrate past the Syrian Armed Forces’ defensive positions at the eastern perimeter of this town, only to be repelled after a brief two hour battle that resulted in their withdrawal to the east.
To the northwest of Al-Hawa, ISIL launched another assault some forty minutes later at Maskar Al-Hasaan after their failed infiltration attempt; however, this attack ended before it could really begin, as the fighters from the terrorist group unknowingly entered a minefield that killed over 15 of their armed combatants.
ISIL’ final assault at the Jubb Al-Jarrah front was conducted at ‘Umm Sahayreej, where they confronted a large contingent from the National Defense Forces (NDF) at this town’s eastern perimeter.
Unfortunately for the embattled ISIL combatants, their final assault at ‘Umm Sahayreej was cut short after the National Defense Forces proved unwilling to concede any ground to the terrorist group, killing a dozen of the latter’s militants.
All-in-all, the ISIL assault at the Jubb Al-Jarrah front ended up in disaster, as the Syrian Armed Forces repelled all of the terrorist group’s infiltration attempts at this area in northeast Homs.