The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF), supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have overrun the ISIS defense northeast of the ISIS-held town of Uqayribat in the eastern Hama pocket in central Syria.
The SAA and the NDF have liberated the areas of Kherbet Bil’as, Mushrifat Huwaysis, Kherbet and Kherbet Tawil Bil’as taking control over a large part of the road to Uqayribat.
Following this advance government forces started working on driving ISIS out from the area north of Manoukh in order to tighten siege on Uqayribat.
Uqayribat is the last remaining ISIS stronghold in the area north of the Homs-Palmyra highway. As soon as it’s libearted, the SAA and the NDF will be able to focus on lifting the ISIS siege from Deir Ezzor.