On February 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and the National Defense Forces (NDF) liberated 5 more villages from ISIS in the northeastern Hama pocket.
According to the Syrian state-run media, government forces took control over al-Naqroush, Southern al-Talal, Eastern Rajm al-Abil and Western Rajm al-Abil and killed a high number of the terrorists in the fighting.
Engineering units are now working to clear the liberated areas from mines and IEDs.
On February 5, the SAA, the NDF and the Tiger Forces liberated 10 villages from ISIS: Rasm Kibar, Sawwanat Hamrah, Uwayjat Qana, Tal Shur, Malihah Kabirah, Malihah Saghirah, Rasm al-Mafkar, Abu Khanadiq, Maasaran and Buyad as-Saffaf.
The government advance in northeastern Hama is ongoing amid an intense fighting between the SAA and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) near the city of Abu al-Duhur in eastern Idlib. The terrorist group used the fact that the Tiger Forces and the SAA had redeployed some of its units from the Abu al-Duhur area for the northeastern Hama advance