On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have captured Rajm al-Hajanah village and the Safiah mount near the Bishri mount in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
The SAA also captured Tal Abid and al-Hirah villages in the southeastern Raqqa countryside.
Moreover, the al-Masdar News website claimed that the SAA captured Jabal Nazerat, Jabal Nairaman, and Jabal Admah north of al-Sukhnah-Dier Ezzor highway. If this is true, the SAA is now less than 30km away from the ISIS-besieged city of Deir Ezzor.
If the SAA continues this speed of the advance, it may reach Deir Ezzor city within a week.
However, the SAA faces problems in the southern Raqqa countryside. ISIS is still capable of launching successful counter attacks.
The SAA and its allies also advanced in the eastern Hama countryside and captured al-Mukymen al-Janubi, Rasm al-Ahmar, Nua’aimah and jididah villages, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Furthermore, the SAA captured Tanahig and al-Seeb areas in the eastern Hama countryside.