On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured Rjam al-Saboun area east of the recently liberated Sukhna town. The SAA also captured Tal Abu Qul, Dohor Rajm al-Qun and al-Meleh hills south of Sukhna after heavy clashes with ISIS fighters, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
The Hezbollah report also confirmed that the SAA captured Sukhna town in a quick operation, and according to pro-government sources, the SAA is currently clearing the town from mines and IEDs planted by ISIS fighters before their withdrawal.
In the eastern Hama countryside, the SAA captured Marina village southeast of Ithryah town. Meanwhile, large reinforcements from the Qalamoun Shield Forces arrived the area in order to participate in the upcoming SAA attack on Aqirbat town.
After capturing Sukhna town, the SAA can now attack ISIS in the eastern Hama countryside from 3 directions. Therefore, it’s believed that ISIS fighters will withdraw from the entire eastern Hama countryside to Deir Ezzor Province soon before the SAA lay siege on them.