Liwa al-Quds, a Palestinian armed group backing the Damascus government, announced on August 13 that its units had completed a new combing operation in the eastern Hama countryside.
The operation targeted ISIS cells and hideouts in the outskirts of the town of al-San. The terrorist group has carried out several attacks in the region over the last few months.
Liwa al-Quds fighters secured the villages of al-Shakusiyah, Murijib al-Jumlan, Abu Lif, al-Nufilah, al-Shuhatiyah al-Fuqaniyah and Jub Abyad.
In the course of the operation, Liwa al-Quds freed three civilians, an elderly man, his son and his grandson, from ISIS terrorists who abducted them a week earlier.
The combing operation inflicted serious material and human losses on ISIS cells in the outskirts of al-San, according to Liwa al-Quds.
ISIS terrorists are sneaking into the eastern Hama countryside from the Homs desert. Hundreds of the group’s commanders and fighters are harbouring in the desert. The terrorists are reportedly receiving support from U.S.-backed fighters based in the southeastern area of al-Tanaf.