On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies besieged ISIS fighters in the eastern Hama countryside, according to pro-government sources.
The ISIS last supply route to the eastern Hama countryside was cut off after SAA unites advanced from Jabal Shaer and meet with their counterparts advancing from Jabal Sawwanah south the Ithriya town.
The Hezbollah media wing in Syria announced on Thursday that the SAA captured Bir Al-Syd, Bir Al Ewra, Rujm Al Hajan and Jabal Al Fasid in the eastern Hama countryside. Moreover, the SAA captured Sawwanah village and Jabal Be’las in the northeastern Homs countryside.
Government troops are in Sawwanah:
A pro-government media activist among SAA troops said that the capture of eastern Hama countryside will free up between 3000 and 5000 SAA soldiers and National Defense Force (NDF) fighters, plus over 200 armoured vehicles and tanks.
The ISIS-linked Amaq news agency didn’t report any news from the eastern Hama countryside today so far. This could mean that ISIS already withdrew a major part of its fighters from the area.