The Battle of Homs: Assad forces days away from finishing?


Saidia – Homs is the scene of a major offensive by Government forces supposedly supported by Hezbollah militias and Iran’s revolutionary guard. 

Following the successful capture Qusair, a once rebel stronghold, Assad’s forces started two operations one in Aleppo which was highly publicized by the government and the second operation in the central city of Homs which was probably deliberately kept on the lowdown. As both pro and anti-Assad media channels focused on Aleppo, activists started publishing videos of unprecedented aerial and ground attack prompting them to believe that Assad’s forces are trying to seize control of the 20% rebel areas in Homs.

As of this writing, Assad’s forces claim to have pushed the rebels further back adding they have seized control of 5% leaving the rebels in control of only 15% of the city.

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