the front Line in Eastern HOMS. To increase http://imgur.com/Vu6AU28 the Main fighting near the intersection Cazal.
Syrian sources report, to the base of Tiyas continue to have reserves that should take part in operations West of Palmyra. Among them are units formed and armed with Russia for the 5th army corps. Also marked fresh forces “Tigers” and the Republican guard. Major battles to turn around on the line, here, Juvies-Gazal. At this stage, the army creates the conditions to advance to Palmyra. Were occupied the hills to the North of the airbase and are now faced with the task of pushing the militants near the oil fields.The resistance “black” it will be clear whether they hold the districts, or go into a maneuver defense. The main defensive positions of the “black” will be deployed to the West and North-West of Palmyra. The importance of retention Chuvashia, because based on it you can constantly strain the flank of the Syrian group. The same applies to the area of al-Shaer, in the case of the SAA will move along the route Ties-Palmyra the ancient city.
While the events just beginning to unfold and while it is unclear how much of the SAA is interested in large-scale offensive with decisive goals, yet that have to be rather tactical objectives + there is a struggle for the operational initiative in Eastern HOMS. Heavy fighting in the area of Tiyas the Caliphate led to the loss of initiative, which he captured after the victory at Palmyra. Now we see how the SAA is trying to get her back in your hands.
Also this attack has a strategic implication as active in Eastern HOMS may force the command of the Caliphate to bring part of the forces under the Deir ez-Zor, which will ease the pressure on the enclave defenders which for several days beat off fierce attacks of “black”.
Destroyed 2 days ago the tank of the Caliphate.