On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured al-Koreat hills, the al-Ribahiah valley and Abud well west of al-Sukhanah town, and al-Harif valley northwest of al-Sukhanah town in the eastern Homs countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
In the Eastern Hama countryside pocket, the SAA and its allies captured al-Suliba, al-Mukymen al-Shimali and al-Albawi hill south of Shikh Hilal town. By this advance the SAA pushed ISIS further away from the Salamiyah-Ithryah road.
On August 24, the SAA and Hezbollah repelled a large attack of ISIS fighters on their position in al-Waer valley near the Syrian-Iraqi border in the eastern Homs countryside. The Hezbollah media wing in Syria released a video showing ISIS loses during the clashes.
Meanwhile, Pro-government sources claimed that the SAA Tiger Forces have been re-deploying large forces to the southern Raqqa countryside. Government forces reportedly planning to recapture the villages that were taken by ISIS on August 24.