Syrian conflict: Islamic State advances in Homs Province

Islamic State (IS) fighters have reportedly captured the Syrian town of Maheen, in central Homs Province, from government forces.

They launched the offensive with two suicide car blasts late on Saturday, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

Clashes were also taking place in nearby Sadad, a mostly Christian town.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Weren’t the Russians supposed to save Assad’s bacon and crush the Islamic State?

    • Xavier

      And they did so well against the insurgents in Afghanistan!

    • mobuyus

      The Russians are there only to secure Tartus, their only port on the Mediterranean.