Good news from East Aleppo - Deir Hafer was indeed left by Daesh and has now been liberated by the Syrian army. The neigbor village Um Tinah has been taken too. The attack of Al Qaida in the Jobar suburb of Damaskus seems over, all the points they have taken have been retaken by the Syrian army, and the Syrian army continues what they have done before - to fight against the Qabun suburb, which this offensive has tried to support. Instead, the news from Hama are yet mainly negative - some more villages taken by the terrorists - but not completely negative, some two villages have already been taken back. People have expected that one has to wait three more days for the first good news, they appear already today - fine. About the question how long it will take to liberate Syria one can speculate a lot. How difficult it becomes to stop that Hama offensive will tell a lot about the strength of the Idlib terrorists. Daesh seems to be weakened, judging from their failure to defend itself in Deir Hafer and the quite fast victory in Palmyra. If they loose Mosul and Raqqa, not much is left. East Ghouta has been severely reduced already last year. So, it seems not that unreasonable to expect that Daesh and East Ghouta may be finished this year. And to speculate about what happens after this makes not much sense. Arabs are not that famous for their quality as fighters, they can easily switch sides if they see that they loose. On the other hand, if the Gulf States and America continue to pay them, they will continue to fight for the money. If not, this will finish in short time.