Government forces, led by the 800th Regiment of the Syrian Republican Guard and supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have advanced 30km along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway, according to pro-government sources.
The Republican Guard has reportedly captured all important hills overlooking this part of the highway and now are entrenching in the area. If the reports are confirmed, this will be an important gain confirming the collapse of the ISIS defense in central Syria.
Earlier this week, reports appeared that the army and its allies took control over the entrie Resafa-Sukhna road creating the second ISIS pocket in the province of Homs. However, no photos or videos have appeared confirming these claims yet.