The Russian Air Force is working overtime tonight, striking the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) along the Palmyra-Homs Highway near the T-4 Military Airport.


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Using a variety of fighter jets, the Russian Air Force repeatedly struck the Islamic State’s positions north of the T-4 Airport; this helped the Syrian Arab Army repel the first terrorist assault at this military installation in eastern Homs.


The Russian Air Force also carried out several airstrikes over the Islamic State’s defenses around Jabal Tar, Jabal Hayyan, and Al-‘Amariyah in Palmyra’s countryside.


Since capturing Palmyra this past weekend, the Islamic State forces have shifted their attention to the strategic T-4 Military Airport, which is the Syrian Arab Army’s last functioning airport in the eastern Homs countryside.