On Monday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces entered the Kawm oasis and liberated the villages of Bukhayran, Ariqah and Othmaniyah villages in the northern part of Homs province.
With this advance the Tiger Forces deployed in about 35 km from the recently liberated strategic town of Sukhna in the province of Homs. If government forces deployed in Sukhna link up with the Tiger Forces advancing from the northern direction, the Syrian military will cut off the only ISIS supply line to its strong points the eastern Hama countryside. This would lead to a full collapse of the ISIS defense north of the Homs-Palmyra highway.
On Saturday, special operations units from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces carried out a successful air landing operation behind ISIS lines and liberated Khirbet Makman, Al-Qadir and Bir Rahum. This was the start of the advance towards Sukhna that we could observe on Monday.