BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and pro-government paramilitaries allied to it renewed their offensive in eastern Homs Governorate today, so far making a series of advances that have served to drastically reduce the size of the ISIS-held pocket which exists in the region.
According to military sources, the SAA and its allies today secured the areas, hills, mountains and canyons of Hareth, Rodat al-Wahsh, al-Asfouryah, Khashm al-Minshar, Khashm Noyo, al-Ghuwyrs, al-Saydah, al-Jarf, al-Sahl, Khashm al-Hamdah, al-Labdah, Qatqat, Thanyat al-Safrah, Huwyah al-Ras, Khirbet al-Samouryah and al-Sateh.
The advances of today by pro-government forces has resulted in them securing most of the strategic areas that make up the ISIS-held pocket whereby any terrorists trapped there within could actually put up a feasible defense.
Little information exists which actually suggests that ISIS left forces within the pocket and thus the advances of today could just be part of an official clearing operation.
Click here to see and interactive map of Syria and Iraq.