The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah have captured three hills in the mountains of Shomaria in the eastern Homs countryside after violent clashes with ISIS terrorists. As a result of this advance, pro-government fighters reached the outskirts of the village of Hamida.
Meanwhile, the Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo militant group continued its attacks on SAA positions in the Zaza checkpoint area on the Al-Tnaf road.
The Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo shelled alleged Hezbollah positions in the Emirates Palace area and the Al-Seen Military Airbase. However, it was unable to capture any points.
From its side, the SAA has strengthening its forces in the vicinity of the Seen Military Airbase and at the Al-Tanf road.
According to pro-government sources, the SAA aims to take full control of the Al-Tanf road and then the Al-Tanf border area. Pro-government forces have already managed to capture more than 60 km of the road. However, nearly 100 km remain under control of militant groups.
It is worth mentioning that an unknown number of US Special Opeations Forces members operate alongside with factions of the Free Syrian Army in the Al-Tanf area. This allows to suggest that it will be difficult for the SAA to regain this border area. So, far Syrian government forces have not showed any interest in fighting US forces operating in Syria.