The Syrian Army troops pushed ISIL back from more regions in Eastern Hama, inching closer to the recapture of the entire border regions between Hama and Homs provinces, military sources confirmed on Wednesday.

The sources said that the army soldiers engaged in a tough battle with ISIL in Eastern Hama and imposed full control over the village of Abu Dali al-Sharqi.

In the meantime, a field commander said that the army has made a buffer zone between Eastern Hama and a large part of the triangle of Shoumeriyeh-Jubb al-Jarah-Mount Sha’er in Eastern Homs following its advances against ISIL in the last two days.

The commander further said that the army men have seized control over 30 villages and settlements with almost 1,000sq/km of area in their operation that they started from Sha’er region in Eastern Homs towards the village of al-Faseda in Eastern Hama.     

Relevant reports said on Monday that the army troops engaged in a tough battle with the ISIL terrorist group South of the town of al-Souha and captured two more villages.

The army men managed to take back the villages of Rasm al-Abd and Rasm al-Abayekeh in Eastern Hama.

The army’s engineering units have now started defusing landmines and bombs planted by the ISIL in the newly-captured regions.

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