BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:24 P.M.) – Amid a slowly expanding offensive against ISIS in northeastern Hama province, Syrian pro-government forces have booted Islamic State militants off a key hilltop area that overlooks two towns.
Military-affiliated sources report that combined pro-government units of the Syrian Arab Army, Qalamoun Shield Fores and Liwa al-Quds (Syrian-Palestinian paramilitary) have captured the hilltop area of Tal Motelat from ISIS terrorists in Hama province’s northeastern countryside.
The advance as given artillery units of the Syrian Army fire control over the ISIS-held towns of Tahtouh and Abu Hareeq.
Reports go on to state the Islamic State fighters have already retreated from Tahtouh and Abu Hareeq and that the Syrian Army should enter and take control over the towns within the next few hours to come.
At the present time, Syrian pro-government forces are attacking the ISIS bastion in northeast Hama province from its southern axis. However, the current assault only represents the opening phase of the army-led offensive against the terrorist group’s forces throughout the region with new axes of attack possibly yet to be undertaken as the operation grows in scope.