On September 28, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) launched an offensive on the ISIS terrorist group positions in the northeastern part of Homs province. The loyalists reportedly seized the Al-Sawwanah Hill and the surrounding areas. Clashes are ongoing near the Al-Sha`ar gas field.
Pro-government sources argue that this is a “big advance.” However, this is not likely. The Syrian government just does not have enough manpower for intense operations at 3 frontlines, simultaneously. Full-scale military operations have been already ongoing in the provinces of Aleppo and Hama.