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Al-Nusra’s Massive Offensive in Northern Hama Warded Off by Syrian Army

23 March 2017 15:06

 

The Syrian army units fended off massive attacks of the al-Nusra (Fatah al-Sham) Front on their positions in Souran and Khattab in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy casualties on the militants.

The army troops engaged in heavy clashes with al-Nusra terrorists who had attacked Souran city and Khattab town, and repulsed their offensive.

Meantime, the Syrian and Russian fighter jets launched fierce attacks on terrorists’ bases in Kafr Zita, al-Latamineh, Khan Sheikhoun and Taybat al-Imam, killing tens of militants, including an Egyptian commander named Abul Ala Abd Rabbah.

A military source underlined that heavy clashes are still underway near Souran and Khattab, adding that the army has sent a large number of military convoys of its forces and allies to the villages and towns bordering the battleground in Hama to prevent the terrorists’ advances and prepare for retaking the villages.

Heavy clashes had erupted between the army forces and al-Nusra terrorists in Maardas and Souran on Tuesday night.

The al-Nusra militants launched massive attacks by detonating bomb-laden cars against the army positions and then clashed with the government troops, but failed to make a breakthrough and sustained another defeat in the region.

A field source also said that the al-Nusra terrorists have failed to gain control over the two towns after hours of battle against the Syrian army.

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