Al-Nusra Commander, Tens of Terrorists Killed, Wounded in Northern Hama
The Syrian army units engaged in severe clashes with al-Nusra terrorists who had attacked Ma’an, al-Kabariyeh and Kawkab towns in Northern Hama and warded off their offensives.
During the clashes 20 militants were killed and wounded and others were forced to flee the scene. Also a tank and several of their military vehicles were destroyed.
A field source also reported that in addition to heavy tolls inflicted on the terrorists, a commander of Jeish al-Izza named Odai al-Khatabi was killed in clashes with the army forces in Northern Hama.
The Syrian army soldiers started a fresh round of attacks on terrorists’ defense lines in Northern Hama on Monday and managed to push the militants back from several checkpoints.
The army troops, backed up by artillery fire, engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists and took full control over the checkpoints of Kaziyeh Sha’er and al-Mabaqer West of the town of Ma’ardes along the road to the town of Taybat al-Imam.
The terrorists lost a number of fighters in the attack.
Military sources said yesterday that fresh army reinforcement troops had arrived in Hama province to reinvigorate government forces’ combat capabilities in the war against terrorist groups, adding that the pro-government forces were ready to start massive operations in the Northern parts of province.
The sources added that tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, rocket launchers as well as a significant number of the Syrian army’s elite forces who have been fighting the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Aleppo have poured into Northern Hama to continue military campaign against the Al-Nusra Front in the region.