The Syrian army and its allies advanced in Homs province and could soon encircle ISIS, part of a multipronged thrust into eastern areas held by the terrorist group.
According to the source, the Syrian army and its allies had taken a number of villages around al Koum town in Homs province. This leaves a gap held by terrorists of around only 25 km (15 miles) between al Koum and al Sukhna town to its South, which was taken by the Syrian government on Saturday.
If the army, supported by Russian air power and Iran-backed militias, closes this gap they will encircle Islamic State fighters to their west in an area of land around 8,000 km square.
Map via Step News Agency.