The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and their allies have made more gains against ISIS terrorists south of Taybah in the province of Homs.
The Tiger Forces regained the villages of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, al-Souq and Qibab al-Faransia as well as the Sarouh checkpoint deploying in only about 5km from the SAA positions near the town of Sukhna. Tiger Forces fighters also advanced on the Zaheq Mount where a fighting between them and ISIS members erupted.
Separately, the Syrian Defense Ministry released a statement confirming the recent advances and claiming that ISIS terrorists are on the run in the province of Homs. According to the statement, ISIS members are fleing the area suffering significant casualties.
Earlier reports of pro-government sources that the SAA closed the second pocket in the province of Homs appeared to be untrue. However, there are no doubts, that the pocket will be closed and cleared soon. The situation at the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor raod where government troops allegedly made large gains advancing 30km in the direction of Deir Ezzor also remains unclear.