According to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured Um Khasm Hill and the Al-Qulayla mountains northeast of Palmyra in the eastern Homs countryside. The SAA managed to kill several ISIS fighters during its advance according to the source.
According to pro-government sources, the SAA also advanced in the eastern Hama countryside and managed to capture several important positions and reached Dakila al-Shamaliah village east of Saboura town.
From its side, ISIS claimed that its fighters attacked an SAA position in Khirbet al-Hawla village south of Resafa town in the southern Raqqa countryside. ISIS said that 12 Syrian soldiers were killed during the attack and that all its fighters managed to return safely.
Local sources claimed that the Russian Air Force warplanes have increased airstrikes on ISIS positions in the villages of Al-Buhamad, Al-Mughla andd Al-Jaber on the West Bank of the Euphrates River. Russian warplanes also bomb ISIS positions and vehicles in the eastern Homs countryside and near Deir Ezzor.
According to the latest reports, the SAA has reached the administrative border of Deir Ezzor, but hasn’t yet captured any position or village inside the province. The SAA will likely make an effort to liberate villages located on the West Bank of the Euphrates River piror to entering the province of Deir Ezzor.