Syrian Army on the verge of entering ISIS-controlled Al-Sha’er Gas Fields
Just hours after repelling a major counter-attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), the Syrian Armed Forces have restarted their Jabal Al-Sha’er military operations.
Led by the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division, the Syrian Armed Forces managed to reach the last checkpoint outside the strategic Al-Sha’er Gas Fields; this aforementioned site has been under the control of the Islamic State since July 2016.
The 11th Tank Division and their allies are now pounding this checkpoint with heavy artillery and missies, as they prepare to storm this site from the west.
The primary objective of this offensive is to seize the entire Al-Sha’er region, which includes the mountain and gas fields; if this happens, they will be able to clear the northern countryside of Palmyra (Tadmur).