“Exclusive to Syrper” by Canthama




Complete collapse of of terrorists south of Homs-Palmyra highway. Both ISIS and US/UK/Jordan/GCC/Israel trained terrorists were utterly defeated and expelled from the vital Syrian desert triangle area. The SAA and allies are now securing all key points while clearing them from mines and IEDs. So far the area liberated in the past 3 days accounts for almost 5,000 sq kms; a large and vital area and a fundamental step to free all the Syrian desert from terrorism. Villages, hills and sites that were confirmed liberated so far are listed below:



  • Al Roos hills
  • Khanaazeer
  • Mount Sawwanaat al-Mahassa
  • Mount Qannaas
  • Jabal al-‘Abdah
  • Jabal Butum
  • Mount ‘Unayba
  • Mount Nasraani
  • Bīr Khaān ‘Unaybah
  • Mount Ghaanim
  • Mount Khawlah
  • Sudayrat al-Baydaa` Hills
  • Mount Ghantoos
  • Mount Reemah
  • Jabal al Bhadah
  • al Bhadah village
  • Mount Busayri
  • Busairy crossroad
  • Jabal Zuqaaq Khalaayil
  • Jabal Khunayzir
  • Jabal Ruwaaq
  • Jabal an Naqnaaqiyah
  • Jabal Umm Jurn
  • Jabal Tabaq
  • Jabal Wa‘riyyah
  • Jabal al Qal`
  • Jabal at Tabaqah
  • Khunayfis village, phosphate mines and production facilities
  • Mount Suwanet al-Hamra
  • As Sawwanah Ash Sharqiyah village, phosphate mines and production facilities.
  • Al ‘Ulayyaniya villages, hill and surrounds
  • Tall al Fira’i
  • Jabal Furū‘ Ţārāt al ‘Alb
  • Air defense batallion – northwest of Zaza crossroad


It is hard to get a map in such a dynamic environment but this one does a good job in the current situation. Red represents safe areas under the SAA and allies control while the lighter pink represents battle zones. Green areas represent NATO/GCC/Israel/Jordan trained terrorists and dark brownish represents fleeing ISIS.


Map credit to Ian grant@Gjoene


With the Syrian desert triangle secured, the SAA and allies can now expand their advance deep into the desert area and toward the border with Iraq (Anbaar Province) and Jordan (Al- Tanf). The logistics will be much shorter between Damascus, Palmyra and the Syrian desert due to the liberated roads and hills.

The offensive toward the Iraq-Anbaar border and Syria-Jordan was announced and is on-going as we write, and is named “Operation Grand Dawn”. Thousands of soldiers will be freed to fight elsewhere and will be sent to the new front lines in the Syrian desert. Expect a very rapid advance toward T3, T2 and Humaymah which is a large desert area under ISIS and NATO/GCC/Jordan/Israel backed terrorist control. With this massive and audacious move, the SAA and allies will be in prime position to control the borders with Iraq and Jordan, as well as move toward the liberation of Deir El-Zor from the desert area (SW of Dier El-Zor city).

Meanwhile, the terrorists inside the Dumayr pocket will have to either reconcile with the Syrian Government (very likely) or be slowly squeezed into submission by the SAA and allies.

After few days of regrouping and re suppling, a new push is about to start on Suwayda and eastern Damascus frontlines against the NATO/GCC/Jordan/Israel backed terrorists. The 25 kms gap between the Scientific Military Research facility and Manqa‘ ar Ruḩbah will be closed in no time, thus trapping a few hundred terrorists inside, opening the opportunity for the SAA and allies to consolidate the recent gains in central Homs and Eastern Qalamoon to secure the border with Jordan, thus taking the war toward the Al-Tanf border crossing with Iraq. This operation will most likely be coordinated with Iraq PMU.

As soon as the NDF and SAA forces approach Jebel Says (castle and water reservoir) it will proof that the Suweida pocket is sealed or about to be sealed.



During the heat of battle on the night of May 24th to May 25th, ISIS terrorists, inside the Eastern Qalamoun pocket, knew they were doomed as the main paved roads came under fire control by the SAA and allies. They had to beat a hasty retreat and they did attempt to do it through the dangerous mountains just southeast of Busayri crossroad which was the only “open” way out of the tight embrace of the allied forces. It was to no avail. The long terrorist convoy was hit hard by SAAF and RuAF as surveillance drones captured the scene of the  devastation. The video and location of the event can be found below (geolocation done by monitoring‏ @warsmonitoring).






The Tiger Force and allies have broken ISIS’s first defensive line in the outskirts of the town of Maskana. With recent gains, the Tiger Force is now in an advantageous point enabling it to force and ISIS retreat from the city or simply encircle it and isolate it. The key here is not to lose a single moment in urban warfare. The Tiger Force and allies are currently securing all small villages west of Maskaneh city. The following villages were liberated on May 25th:

  • Al-Bou’ajooz
  • Qasr Al-Bo’uajouz
  • Kharaab al-Khadhraf
  • Sakariyyah
  • Al-Ghaari
  • Khirbat Madeenat Al-Faar and train station





It seems, based on last month events, that the Syrian Army and Allies High Command divided their broader Eastern Syrian offensive into parts. So far, we have seen action in 5 areas, (See below). The consolidation of gains in those areas will help develop different phases of this broader offensive, but actions are on-going in many of them simultaneously, sometimes coordinated or sometimes in isolated modes. We could call it Phase 1 and though the progress has been remarkable so far, there are yet a lot of “Phases” to be seen and Syrian ground to be recaptured until it reaches Deir El-Zor Province with Iraq.

  1. Maskana Plains
  2. Eastern Hama/Central Homs
  3. Suweida/Southeast Damascus
  4. Eastern Qalamoun/Central Homs
  5. Eastern Palmyra


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