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Syrian Army captures 7 villages in northern Hama

8 October 2016 16:25

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The Syrian Armed Forces have captured 7 villages and several hilltops in the northern Hama countryside today, taking advantage of the infighting between the jihadist rebel factions in southern Idlib.

According to a military source in northern Hama, the Syrian Armed Forces managed to capture the following villages from the jihadist rebels of Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda group):

  • Al-Sha’atah
  • Al-Jayinah
  • Al-Talisiyah
  • Al-Qahira
  • Ras Al-‘Ayn
  • Khafseen
  • Tal Assoud

Following the capture of these villages, the Syrian Armed Forces turned their attention to the key town of Karah, where they were confronted by a large contingent of jihadist rebels.

The Syrian Armed Forces attacking northern Hama today are comprised of several units, including the following:

  • Shaheen Group of the Tiger Forces
  • 555th Regiment of the 4th Mechanized Division
  • 47th Regiment of the 11th Tank Division
  • 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division
  • Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)
  • National Defense Forces (NDF) – Masyaf and Suqaylabiyah divisions
  • Syrian Air Force Intelligence
  • Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) advisors
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