On September 24, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured al-Safuaniah, al-Makrumiah, Rasm Swied, Tal Rajm al-Shara, Jurat Nazal villages east of Jubb al-Jarrah town in the eastern Homs countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria. Moreover, the SAA captured all the hills that overlooks the captured villages.
Meanwhile, the ISIS-linked news agency claimed that ISIS fighters destroyed a BMP-1 vehicle of the SAA with a rocket propelled grenade in Hamadah Omr village near Uqayribat town.
The latest SAA advance confirms that all reports about a deal between the SAA and ISIS fighters in the eastern Hama countryside pocket are false.
So far, the only confirmed deal was to evacuate women, children and elderlies to Idlib province on September 20.
Syrian pro-government sources revealed that most of the SAA Tiger Forces units were deployed to the Hama governorate.
It’s still unknown if these units will engage in the ongoing clashes with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the northern Hama countryside, or in the SAA offensive against ISIS fighters in the eastern Hama countryside pocket.