Latest battlefield update from northeast Hama
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored another big advance inside the northeastern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week, liberating another half dozen towns from the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).
Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army was able to breakthrough another line of defense for the Islamic State, forcing the latter to withdraw further south inside their once large pocket between the Hama and Idlib governorates.
According to a military report, the Syrian Army liberated the towns of Al-Batoushiyah, Abu Darikhah, Tal Abu Darikhah, Ghazilah, Um ‘Ajj, Um Iba, Khirbat Um Rajoum, Abu Hilal, Rasm Al-Tawal, Rasm Al-Tawal Al-Sharqiyah, Tawal Al-Dawaghin, and Marijub.
As a result of this advance, the Islamic State’s pocket has shrunk to 900 square kilometers, which is less than half of the territory they once controlled.