The Syrian army, the National Defense Forces and Hezbollah have repelled a major offensive attempt by ISIS terrorists at the Tyas Airbase in the Syrian province of Homs.

 

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ISIS terrorists advanced on government forces from the southeastern and eastern directions and attacked government troops the Tyas Pumping Station and the Tyas Airbase.

 

The terrorist group used some 2 car bombs in an attempt to break the army’s defenses and ISIS offensive units were supported by battle tank and artillery fire.

 

Nonetheless, the army and its allies were able to destroy car bombs before they reached the defense lines and to repel the attacks. Government forces reportedly killed 45-55 ISIS terrorist in the clashes and destroyed up to 7 vehicles, including some 2 battle tanks.

 

Meanwhile, reports appear that ISIS downed a Gazelle military helicopter belonging to the Syrian Air Force near the Tyas Airbase. The reports argue that at least 2 Syrian officers – Genereal Hussain Haider and Colonel Abbas Unis.