At the beginning of September, FSA and other factions took control of the town of Helfaya situated at eastern side of Mharde axis.
However, the regime is still controlling several villages and towns in Mharde neighborhoods at the west, such as Tal Malah, Hamamiyat, Jibin, Jalma, Jdidi, Maarzaf, Karnaz, and Suqylabiya.
On this axis, Mharde and Suqylabiya are 2 towns essential to the regime because all the attacks toward the liberated areas in Hama Province are launched from those towns.
Today, FSA Jaish Al Ezzat and other factions launched another phae of the Hama rif battle to target the road between Mharde and Suqalaybiya and control Tal Malah and its barriers. The control of al Malah will mean that Mharde will be encircled from the east, North and west.