On February 16, Syrian government troops, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, continued to advance against the ISIS terrorist group in the province of Homs.
Following the liberation of Western Bayarat, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) further advanced west of Palmyra, engaging ISIS units in the areas of Eastern Bayarat, Jabal Hayyal and Jabhal Thaniyat al Ghazw. Some sources even report that Eastern Bayaratis under a full control of the government troops. However, this has to be confirmed by photo or video evidence.
Separately, the army and the NDF advanced against ISIS terrorists in the area if the Jihar field northeast of the Tiyas Airbase. Clashes are now ongoing there.
According to reports, a demining operation is now ongoing in the recently liberated Hayan Gas Field.