The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have liberated 5 villages from ISIS terrorists south of Uqayribat town in the eastern Salamiyah countryside.
The SAA and the NDF took control of Salam Gharbi, Jub Bashir, Jurf, Lujj and Tal Shehab further putting pressure on the remaining ISIS forces in the area.
Earlier this week, government forces divided the ISIS-held pocket in eastern Salamiyah into two separate parts. Some pro-government sources even claimed that the entire pocket has been cleared from ISIS members. However, these reports are untrue.