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Syrian Army, Hezbollah Inflict More Defeats on Militants in Hama

29 February 2016 14:28

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The Syrian Army and Hezbollah fighters continued to push the ISIL terrorists back from more key territories in the Northeastern part of Hama province following hours of heavy fighting with the militant group.

The Syrian government forces, who had liberated the village on Hammam on Saturday, launched a mop-up operation in the surrounding heights of the village and cleansed the Northern side of the village and Hammam Height from the terrorists to restore more security to the Ithriya-Khanaser road.

The Syrian army and allies are fortifying their positions.

Hammam and its heights overlook Abu al-Karouz region. The Syrian army will soon launch another offensive to free two heights in the Eastern side of Abu al-Karouz region.

On Sunday, the Syrian army troops and their popular allies continued to push the ISIL terrorists back from more positions in the Southeastern part of Aleppo province and seized full control over one more strategic village in the region.

The Syrian army, Hezbollah, the Republican Guard, and the National Defense Forces (NDF) captured the village of Abu al-Karouz after a violent battle with the ISIL in the Khanaser Plains.

The village of Abu al-Karouz is located in Jabal al- Souss (Al-Souss Mountain), which is not far from the recently captured town of Khanaser.

Also on Saturday, military sources announced that the Army troops and their popular allies pushed the ISIL terrorists back from more positions Northeast of Hama province and imposed full control over one more strategic village in the region.

“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.

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