The National Defence Forces (NDF) published footage on Tuesday showing Syrian government troops advancing into the Islamic State heartland of eastern Hama.

Supported by elements of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 11th Tank Division, the NDF secured a small advance towards Al-Uqayrbat, a village in the region which has been transformed into an Islamic State fortification.

Al-Uqayrbat has been heavily shelled by government forces since last Friday.

According to Al-Masdar News field correspondent Majd Fahd, the NDF and SAA hope to retake an oil pipeline east of Salamiyah which jihadist forces overran back in 2014 during a large-scale Islamic State offensive.

At 0:40 in the video, the NDF kills an ISIS fighter wielding a machine-gun.

Meanwhile, sporadic clashes continued between Jaish al-Fateh factions and government forces in northern Hama – neither side gained any ground on Tuesday.

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Nice hit!