BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in northern Hama this evening, seizing two small villages that were under the control of Jaysh Al-Izza.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture the villages of Al-Aziziyah and Al-Rai after a short battle with the militants of Jaysh Al-Izza.
According to a military source in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army has now reached the outskirts of Hasraya, which is located just west of the Zakah.
The source added the Syrian military has already begun their attack on Hasraya and should have the town overnight.
On Tuesday evening, the Syrian Arab Army began a new operation in northwestern Hama to expand the buffer zone around the two government strongholds of Mhardeh and Al-Sqaylabiyeh.
This operation was launched shortly after the Tiger Forces expelled Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza from the key hilltop of Tal Malah and the nearby town of Jibeen.