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Syrian Army Imposed Full Control Over Entire Northern Homs Pocket (Map)


Syrian Army Imposed Full Control Over Entire Northern Homs Pocket (Map)

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On May 16, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the al-Hula region in the western part of the northern Homs pocket, thus imposing its control of all the former positions of the militants in northern Homs, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

Earlier, the SAA and its allies entered into the towns of Rastan and Talbiseh in the northern Homs pocket and reopened the Homs-Hama highway.

The SAA General Command announced in an official statement that the SAA had entered over 65 villages and towns in the northern Homs pocket under the reconciliation agreement, which was reached on May 2. Over 31,000 militants and their relatives withdrew from these towns and villages under the agreement, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

Syrian pro-government sources reported that most of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) officers and fighters in northern Homs pocket had chosen to reconcile with the Damascus government and handed over all of their weapons. These fighters are expected to join the SAA and other pro-government forces in the upcoming months.



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  • BMWA1

    Quick work and very good news.

  • Michał Hunicz

    Paint Syria Red Again
    Assad Did Nothing Wrong
    Long Live The Syrian Arab Republic

    • Superfly

      SAA should not be making any more deals with terrorists and should be killing all the filthy headchoppers. Idlib should be the headchoppers graveyard and Russia should bomb them to hell.

  • Rob

    More good news are coming.

  • gustavo

    Another terrorists pocket is gone. We hope all of them (including USA-Turkey pockets) be gone soon. Russia aerospace force has been fundamental for these achievements, congratulations to all fighters.

  • Piotr Rokosz

    This was great victory. Glory for SAA and President Bashar al-Assad! Long Live Syria.

  • Oscar Silva Martinez

    Are the tigers force there?, if they are, Assad should send them over to the Yarmouk camp to fight along the SAA, ans clear that pocket off ISIS

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      No Tigers forces are on other operations and the ongoing operations in Yarmouk have the elite 42nd liwa al Quds, PLA forces fighting ISIS.

  • John

    Another major win for the negotiators. How come the US can’t do this? Hmmmm?

  • King Tudor777

    Only the roar of the Tigers was enough to scare the Wahabbis! Go SAA, paint Syria red again!

  • Bob

    Forget about the Israeli hysteria, and the big spectacle of their missiles and provocations, this is the real story in Syria, and it’s a strategic victory for the Syrian state. Because without these occupied western governate pockets, the militants cannot systematically threaten the state or its institutions, nor terrorize Damascus. The US military sitting out in the south-eastern desert, occupying al-Tanf, will very soon have nowhere to send any freshly recruited and trained mercenary terrorists – other than one way suicide missions.

  • goingbrokes

    One victory following another in the last few months. Putting is clearly betraying Assad! ;)

  • georgeking

    S.A.A. is making amazing progress securing most of Syria. Will soon be able to focus on Kurds, Isreal, US, and Turkey. Hopefully, turkey removes Kurds/US problems in the North.

  • RichardD

    This is fantastic news, congratulations SAA and company on a job well done!

    Will clearing the IDF out of Golan, the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and securing the Gaza border and sea coast be next?


  • Smrda

    Who betray you once, will betray you again… Let’s wait and see. Reconciliation? Hmmmmm…
    Since yesterday they were terrorists, today they are regular army… I wouldn’t turn my back to them if they were in my unit, that’s for sure!!!

  • Mike

    Ha, no smaug, vidura, hasim, or velociraptor, those idiot zionist, salafist and yakee necon trolls are nowhere to be seen in news articles like this.