The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reportedly opened a new front against militants in the province of Homs.
According to some pro-government sources, the SAA has advanced against ISIS terrorists in the area east of Al-Qaryatayn, aiming to capture the strategic al-Busairi Crossroads linking roads heading from the government-held Tiyas Aribase and city of Palmyra.
The area of the crossroads is not under a direct control of ISIS militants as well as a part of the “green area” northeast of the al-Seen Airbase is not directly controlled by US-backed militant groups (the Free Syrian Army).
Thus, if the start of the government advance is confirmed, its success will depend on an ability of the SAA to deploy enough manpower in the area to set up checkpoints that will allow to control this logistical point.
Earlier today, the SAA and its allies captured the Rahba area northeast of Suweida. These developments show that the SAA is going to continue its efforts ot expeling militant groups from the desert area in southeastern Syria.