Syrian Army advancing in Homs province under Russian air cover
Pro-Syria government military media released a video of air raids conducted by Syrian jets on suspected Islamic State positions on Thursday. Syrian troops, with the help of Russian air cover, closed in on the militant-held village of Al-Qaryatain in the southeastern Homs province. Plumes of smoke can be seen billowing from the city. The footage also shows Syrian fighters using mortars and heavy machine-gun fire.