Regime Forces Have Taken Control Over Northern Homs
The Russia and Iran-backed Assad regime had started an offensive on the rebel-held territory in northern Homs at the same time as the offensive on Yarmouk Camp, after capturing Eastern Ghouta and Eastern Qalamoun from opposition forces.
The Syrian opposition in northern Homs has sat on the negotiation table with the Russians after which they came to an agreement to withdraw to rebel-held territories in Idlib and Aleppo. Therefore, the area has falled into the hands of the Assad regime without much clashes.
The 592 square kilometers of territory in northern Homs was besieged for 5 years. The area houses between 200-250 thousand Syrians, among which a large number of Turkmens. More than 35 thousand civilians have been forced to evacuate to rebel-held territories from northern Homs.