With the latest military victory, Syrian government forces secure roads between the country's three main cities - Damascus, Aleppo and Homs - for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.
The militants and their relatives were evacuated from areas straddling the boundary between the provinces of Homs and Hama to Idlib province under a deal reached between the militant groups and the Syrian government.
More than 30,000 have left northern Homs and southern Hama in the last few days alone, while the majority of the displaced came from the eastern Ghouta suburbs near Damascus. "Starting today, northern rural Homs will begin to return to normal life".
Activists said the deployment began in smaller villages in northern Homs, but it was not clear when it would begin in larger towns such as Houla, in northern Homs province. According to the deal, thousands of rebels and civilians who refuse to live under government control were to be evacuated to other rebel-held areas in the country's north.
"We declare from the area that we have triumphed over terrorism and we declare that we have overpowered terrorism from Homs province", the unnamed officer told Al-Ikhbariya.
The Syrian government on Tuesday airdropped leaflets on the southern province of Daraa calling on rebels and civilians in the area to surrender to government forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
As a result of the evacuation and reconciliation deal, government forces successfully recovered 1,200 square kilometers of territory in central Syria, including 65 towns and villages.
Rebels were in control of northern rural Homs for years. He said the threat of "terrorist attacks" in Syria persists and that Russian warships equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles will remain stationed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Government and allied forces have nearly finished retaking areas around the capital Damascus that had been held by extremist groups for years. For years, the capital has seen repeated shelling from Damascus suburbs.