According to Al-Masdar News, the government troops backed by airpower defeat the ISIS attack on T-4 airbase, which is located in the northern part of Homs province.
It is reported that, Assad’s troops pushed ISIS groups back to a distance of about 7 km to the east and to the south, and about 5 km to the north of the airbase. The main target of counterattack was to surround the base in case of a new terrorist's attacks. At the same time a significant reinforcement of the Syrian army comes to the area in order to prepare a massive counter-offensive against ISIS.
Al-Masdar also notes that the loss of the air base would become a significant blow to Syria, because the airbase is the only one reference point along Palmyra-Homs highway.
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