On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured two more areas in the eastern Homs countryside, according to pro-government sources.
Government forces took control of Bi’r Qudaym and Jabal ‘Asab, and with this Advance the SAA captured at least 40% of the ISIS pocket in the northeastern Homs countryside.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that many soldiers were killed after 4 ISIS suicide bombers had attacked a position of the SAA east of Tahmaz village in the eastern Hama countryside.
Amaq also claimed that ISIS fighters destroyed a tank of the SAA near al-Tayibe village northeast of Sukhna town.
It’s likely that only few dozens of ISIS fighters are left in the northeastern Homs countryside. However, hundreds of ISIS fighters remain in the eastern Hama countryside pocket.