DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:30 P.M.) – Following the capture of the strategic Al-Mahsah hill earlier in the day, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) proceeded to push towards the northern gates of Uqriybat, the main ISIS stronghold in the eastern Hama enclave.

Attacking from multiple directions in the same time on Tuesday evening, the SAA quickly overwhelmed the town of Jina Al-Albawi on Tuesday evening in a military development that notably has the government supply route from Aleppo to Hama secured for good.

Jina Al-Albawi has been under Islamic State control since 2014 when jihadist belligerents swarmed the agricultural region, pushing towards the provincial capital before they were stopped just east of Salamiyah.

Next up, the SAA will look to explore weak points in the Islamic State’s line of defense, looking to secure more thinly defended areas due to the overwhelming manpower government forces possess, in addition to Russian air support.

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