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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:30 P.M.) – Amaq Agency published a series of photos on Friday backing up claims of a succesful attack carried out against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in eastern Homs at the Palmyra salient yesterday.

According to the initial Amaq bulletin, 27 SAA soldiers were killed-in-action, dozens injured and a number of armored vehicles captured amid the jihadist advance in a desert region north of the T4 Airbase.

Pictures showing the aftermath of the attack – viewer discretion is advised:

Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News
Chris Tomson | Al-Masdar News

Nevertheless the SAA’s 5th Legion, 11th Division, 18th Division and National Defence Forces – assisted by several paramilitary contingents – continue to win terrain in tit-for-tat advances against ISIS militants on several flanks surrounding the vulnerable Palmyra bulge.

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