Despite continued partaking in rather attritional and resource-consuming offensives by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in the provinces of Damascus and northern Hama, the pro-government alliance nonetheless also continues to advance against ISIS in the province of Homs.

The latest reports from military sources in northeastern Homs indicate that the SAA, backed to a considerable degree by local fighters of the National Defense Forces (NDF), have liberated from ISIS the villages of Tadmuriyah, Jibab Hamad, Rajm al-Qasr, Rajm Dergham, Rajm A’ali and Rajm Midraji. In addition to this, pro-government forces also captured the hilltops of Al-A’alam and Trix.

The significance of the seizure of the hills of Al-A’alam and Trix gives pro-government forces fire control over ISIS position around Umm Sahrig. Furthermore, this latest advance also represents a large push northeast of the al-Furqlus crossroads, more-or-less in the direction of the Daesh’s east Hama bastion, the existence of which has remained a strategic thorn in the side of pro-government operations around Aleppo, Hama, Raqqah and Homs provinces for two years.

Syria-based journalist Majd Fahd contributed to this article.

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