RNA - The English-language Beirut-based AMN reported that the ISIL terrorists have already begun to leave the villages and towns of Soha, Abu Hubailat, Akash, Al-Barghouthyah and Umm Mil, all located along the M-45 highway in the Southeastern countryside of Hama.
It added that around 1,000 ISIL militants and family members were to be transferred from Hama to Deir Ezzur in a deal signed by the army on Thursday evening.
The evacuation is expected to reach a conclusion before the end of the week. The ISIL-held villages in Central Homs are also expected to be handed over shortly.
Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army continued its military operation against Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Northern Hama, killing a number of terrorists, including a notorious commander.
Maher Alu Abu Al-Abbas, field commander of Al-Nusra Front, was killed in tough battle with the Syrian army in Northern Hama, the websites close to the terrorist groups reported.
Abu Al-Abbas participated in battles against the Syrian army in Aleppo and Idlib cities.
The news comes as the Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups launched massive attacks against the Syrian army which resulted in the death and injury of at least 850 terrorists, including several senior commanders.