Zero hour approaches Quraytayn as the Syrian Army prepares to storm the city



Over the last 72 hours, the Syrian Arab Army’s 67th, 81st, and 120th brigades – backed by  Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks), and Dara’ Qalamoun (Qalamoun Shield) – have effectively encircled the imperative desert city of Quraytayn after liberating several sites from ISIS.

With their recent gains in the southern countryside of the Homs Governorate, the Syrian Armed Forces have positioned themselves for the long awaited assault on ISIS’ defenses inside of Quraytayn.

According to an Al-Masdar correspondent in Damascus, the Syrian Armed Forces have moved all of their equipment from the recently liberated city of Palmyra (Tadmur) to Quraytayn in anticipation for this final assault, which could begin as early as Wednesday morning. Currently, the Syrian Armed Forces are positioned outside the city, where they are awaiting orders from their officers and Russian military advisers.

Should they get the green light from their High Command, the Syrian Armed Forces will strike ISIS’ defenses at the western and northern flanks of Quraytayn. Located in the Homs Governorate’s southeastern country, the ancient Assyrian city of Quraytayn has been under the control of ISIS since early August of 2015 when they forced National Defense Forces (NDF) to withdraw to the nearby town of Maheen.

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