On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies recaptured Bir Ghabaghib village (known also as Kopajjep) on the al-Sukhnah-Deir Ezzor highway according to pro-government sources. The source added that the SAA was advancing to recapture Ash Shola village on the highway.
The SAA is now securing the highway to open it soon as a public road to Deir Ezzor city, as it is hard for civilians to use the desert road that reach the 137 brigade west of Deir Ezoor city. Moreover, the Syrian Minister of Health announced that 9 tons of medical supplies and a mobile hospital had already been sent to Deir Ezzor city through the desert road.
Furthermore, some reports claim that the SAA is now advancing towards the strategic al-Qusaybah mount in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside. Al-Qusaybah mount overlooks the west bank of the Euphrates River where the SAA lost many villages a week ago.
Meanwhile in the Eastern Hama countryside pocket the SAA and its allies captured Abu Ramel, al-Marma, Masud and al-Tubiah villages, Hezbollah’ media wing in Syria reported.
The SAA and its allies are expected to eliminate the remaining ISIS units in the eastern Hama countryside pocket in the nearest future. This will allow the SAA to boost its operations in Deir Ezzor Governorate.