The Syrian army has made advancements against the foreign-backed militants in the western city of Homs, gaining control of the city’s central district of Wadi al-Sayeh.
Reports say Syrian forces took control of large parts of Wadi al-Sayeh on Thursday.
The district is strategically significant as it is located between two other districts held by militant groups.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army killed and captured a large number of militants during clashes in Hama Province on Wednesday. The army also confiscated a significant quantity of weapons, ammunition and medical equipment.
The militants who were slain during the Hama battle were from the foreign-backed terrorist group al-Nusra Front.
The Syrian government says the chaos that began in the country over two years ago is being orchestrated from outside. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.
Damascus also says the West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the militants and there are reports that large numbers of the militants are foreign nationals.
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said in April that the situation in the country was improving as the army enjoys people’s support in the fight against terrorism.