Syrian Army Wards off Terrorists’ Offensive in Southern Hama
The army soldiers engaged in a tough battle against the Al-Nusra after the terrorists raided the housings of al-Omaliyeh and several military positions of pro-government forces near al-Zareh power plant from the Eastern direction of the village of Hirbnafsa and South of the power plant.
The army soldiers repelled the Al-Nusra attack, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their military equipment.
Local sources said that the remaining pockets of Al-Nusra Front fled towards Hirbnafsa.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery units opened fire at ISIL’s movements in Wadi al-Azib region Northeast of the town of al-Salamiyah, destroying a bomb-laden vehicle packed with a large volume of explosives and a military vehicles before they could reach and hit one of the army positions in the region.
Well-informed sources said on Tuesday that the Army troops were getting ready to kick off a fresh round of operation in Northern Hama to drive the Al-Nusra out of one of its main strongholds in Northern Hama.
The sources reported that a massive operation was to be launched by the army soldiers with the back up of the country’s Air Force to push back al-Nusra from the strategic town of Taybat al-Imam.
They added that army warplanes launched heavy airstrikes on the positions of al-Nusra in the towns of Taybat al-Imam, Ma’arkabeh, al-Latamina, Kafr Zita, Morek, Latmin and Atshan to pave the way for the ground force operation.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units shelled terrorists’ gathering centers in the towns of Halfaya and al-Latamina.
The sources went on to say that tens of terrorists were killed and several military vehicles were damaged in the ground and air raids.