Syria: Army Marching on Militant-Held Regions in Hama
“The Syrian soldiers, Hezbollah, the Republican Guard and the National Defense Forces (NDF) retook full control over the village of Hammam after a violent battle with the ISIL,” the sources said.
“The army men and their allies cleared the entire village after the ISIL attempted to recapture it during their brief offensive on Friday. As a result of their failed assault, the Syrian Armed Forces killed over 30 enemy combatants, while wounding another 40 fighters in the battlefield,” they added.
“Clashes are still ongoing between the Syrian Armed Forces and the ISIL along the Sheikh Hillal-Ithriyah Road; however, the government forces are steadily advancing amid the Russian Air Force’s non-stop bombardment in Northeastern Hama,” the sources went on to say.
Reports said earlier today that the ISIL terrorist group left behind several dead and wounded members and retreated from the battlefield after their offensive in the Eastern part of Hama was fended off by the Syrian Army troops.
The Syrian army thwarted the ISIL attempts to prevail over the government forces’ lines of defense near the villages of al-Mafkar al-Gharbi, Bari and Tayibeh in the Eastern countryside of al-Salamiyah, which ended in the killing or wounding of several terrorists and destruction of their military hardware.