Amid combing operations in Syrian desert| Regime forces lose contact with officer and his group in Homs
Regime forces have lost contact with a group comprised of an officer, a non-commissioned officer and several members, while they were carrying out combing operations in the Syrian desert looking for ISIS cells.
According to reliable SOHR sources, helicopters were flying over Homs desert and Palmyra looking for the missing group of members, without being able to find them. Meanwhile, groups of regime forces stationed in the centre of Palmyra after finishing the combing operations today.
On May 21,SOHR activists monitored entry of military reinforcements for the regime forces and the Russian-backed 25th Division to the Syrian desert.
the reinforcements comprised tanks, BMP vehicles, heavy artillery weapons, ammunition and rocket launchers, in addition to hundreds of soldiers. The military reinforcements deployed in the eastern Hama countryside to start military exercises for a wide-range combing operation for ISIS cells.
On May 20, Iran-backed militias and regime forces launched a wide-range combing campaign for ISIS cells from the frontline of Plamyra city and the frontline of Al-Sokhna city in Homs countryside all the way to Athriyah desert eastern of Hama, where Russian warplanes executed over 15 airstrikes targeting positions sheltering ISIS cells in Athriyah and Akirbat desert eastern of Hama.