Syrian security forces have entered a high number of villages in the Rastan pocket in northern Homs following an evacuation of militants from the area.
The SANA said that government forces had entered the villages of Ezz-Eddin, Salim, al-Hamrat, al-Qneitrat, al-Hamis and Hemimeh. According to pro-government sources, security forces have entered more points, including an area close to the strategic Homs-Hama highway, which is one of the vital supply lines in the area.
It should be noted that the evacuation of militants is still ongoing. Currently, a new batch of militants and their families are preparing to leave the Rastan pocket to militant-held areas in western and northern Syria.
As soon as the evacuation is finished, government forces will establish full control of the Rastan area.