On Thursday, ISIS terrorists renewed their fierce attempts to seize the strategic government-held town of Sukhna located at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway in central Syria.
ISIS attacked outflanked the town from eastern, southern and southwestern directions cutting off the roads linking Sukhna with the rest of the government-held area in the province of Homs.
According to pro-opposition sources, ISIS units even captured Tuntur Mountain that overlooks the entire area of Sukhna. If this is true, the defenders of the town are now in critical situation.
Fierce clashes in the area of Sukhna have been ongoing since the start of the week. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have repelled multiple ISIS attacks in the area. However, ISIS successfully uses the overstretched communications of SAA units deployed in the areas conducting attacks along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway.
This as well as the ISIS operation in al-Qaryatayn created significant problems for government forces in central Syria.