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Several Senior Terrorist Commanders Killed in Syrian Army Attack in Hama

31 March 2017 17:57

 

The Syrian army helicopters targeted the movements of the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists and its affiliated groups in Northern Hama, destroying several heavy vehicles and inflicting a number of casualties on the militants, including several field commanders, local sources said on Thursday.

The sources said that the army choppers targeted the Al-Nusra positions and movements in al-Heibat town, destroying 7 command posts and reconnaissance headquarters, 15 tanks, 11 armored vehicles and killing a number of terrorists including several notorious commanders.

They added that bodies of the dead militants and wounded fighters have been transfered to the city of Idlib.

The sources further said that several commanders, including senior leader of the so-called army of pride (Jeish al-Izzah) Abdul Hamid al-Qadah, Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) commander Ahad Ahsam and Commander of the Artillery Units of Tahrir al-Sham Mohammad Jihad Qasab, are among the slain terrorists.

In the meantime, Commander of the Turkistani terrorist group Abu Obaida Turkistani and a number of other terrorist commanders from the Persian Gulf Arab states, Iraq and Egypt were killed in the attack.

Abu Fahd al-Anzi, a commander of Tahrir al-Sham, was another senior leader that was killed in the attack.

Earlier reports said that the pro-government forces and their allies engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists and managed to curb the terrorist groups’ advance in Northern Hama.

Military sources reported that the troops’ control over al-Shiha Hilltop North of al-Shiha town has paved the way to re-open the strategic Hama-Mahardah road.

Meanwhile, Syrian and Russian fighter jets conducted heavy airstrikes on militant positions in Halfaya and Al-Latamina; both towns serve as the launch-pad for rebel forces to attack Mahardah.

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