The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and their allies, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have liberated the village of Baghliyah and nearby hills from ISIS terrorist sin the eastern Homs countryside. This advance allowed government forces to outlfank Dabat Milli, Taliah Sharqiyah and to deploy in a striking distance from Rasm Hamidah.
The general idea of this advance is to put additional pressure on ISIS terrorists north of the Homs-Palmyra highway and to contribute to a wider effort aimed at isolating and destroying a large ISIS grouping deployed at the town of Uqayribat.
The SAA, the NDF and other pro-government units have been struggling to do this since June. However, ISIS has a strong defense in the area and is determined to prevent this scenario. An intense fighting is ongoing on multiple fronts in the area.