Hundreds of Terrorists Killed, Wounded in Syrian Army Operation in Northern Hama
The Syrian state news agency quoted the sources as saying that 2,308 terrorists, including several commanders, have been killed and 1,325 others have been injured in the army offensives on the positions and movements of the terrorist groups in Northern Hama.
The news agency further added that nine tanks, four BMP vehicles, 139 military vehicles, 23 command posts and three ammunition depots of the terrorists were also destroyed in the army operation.
In the meantime, 14 drones of the terrorists were downed by the army and a tank, an armored vehicle, a large number of mortars, machineguns and a large volume and ammunition and arms were seized by the army soldiers in the same region.
The news agency went on to say that the army men have so far liberated over 12 towns and villages and several hills in Northern Hama following their large-scale operation that started on March 23 after the government forces lost several towns and villages to the militants.
Reports said earlier today that the army men engaged in tough battle with the terrorists in the town of Souran and managed to push them back from the town, killing and wounding over 30 militants.
Military sources, meantime, reported that the rest of the terrorists fled the battlefield.
The sources added that the army’s engineering units started defusing landmines planted by the terrorists and their bomb-laden vehicles immediately after capturing Souran.
Other sources said that the army will continue its large-scale operation towards the town of Taybat al-Imam after militants in Souran fled towards that town.
The field source also said that terrorists of al-Hezb al-Islami al-Turkistani who failed to prevail over government forces’ positions in Lattakia province have moved toward Hama to back their comrades in the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board).
The same source said that the Russian and Syrian fighter jets have launched airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the towns of Taybat al-Imam, al-Latamina and Kafr Zita simultaneous with the ground forces’ operation in Northern Hama.