The map clearly shoes the location of Sukhna between Palmyra and Deir Ezzor as well as oil wells and other key features in the region. ISIS had held the town from May 2015 to August 2017.

South Front:

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.


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Al-Sukhnah, Homs Governorate, Syria

Syria (SY) is estimated to have a population of 18.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -2.3% pa.
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