Senior FSA Commander Killed in Southern Hama
Ahmed Abdel Salam Bakour, senior commander of Jeish al-Tawhid affiliated to the FSA was killed in clashes with the Syrian army near the village of Qabibat in Southern Hama.
The Syrian army units engaged in fighting with Jeish al-Tawhid terrorist group in areas near Hush Qabibat village, Housh Qabibat battalion and Qour al-Asi checkpoint in Southern Hama which resulted in the temporary control of the terrorists over the region, but the Syrian army managed to recapture the lost positions after a massive air and artillery campaign.
Many terrorists were killed in the clashes with the Syrian army.
In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian army sent tens of military vehicles, a large number of weapons and ammunition and hundreds of fresh forces to intensify the anti-ISIL operations in Hama.
A military source said that the army has deployed forces in Eastern Salamiyeh to launch concurrent air, missile and artillery strikes on ISIL bases in Aqayrabat region.
The Syrian army backed by the country’s air force continued its military operations against the ISIL in Eastern Hama province Saturday and managed to take control of more strategic heights and also pave the way for its advances towards a strategic dam.
The government forces recaptured Debareh al-Dibeh hilltop and Tabarat al-Dibeh region after engaging in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists in the Eastern countryside of Hama, focusing on recapturing Aqarib dam East of Salamiyeh after regaining control over the strategic Debareh al-Dibeh hilltop.
Meanwhile, the Syrian and Russian bombers carried out a number of combat flights over ISIL’s supply lines to the strategic town of Aqayrabat as Army troops continued operation in Eastern Hama to expel terrorists from the region.
The Syrian and Russian forces, backed by the two countries’ warplanes, have started a new phase of military operations to expel the ISIL from Eastern Hama in bid to secure the strategic city of Salamiyeh.
Based on reports, the Russian Special Forces, backed by Moscow Air Force, also participated in the military operations in Eastern Hama.
A military source underlined the army’s advance in the region, and said the operations will continue in Aqayrabat region as well. Aqayrabat region includes tens of villages and towns that is ISIL’s main base in the province and is used by the terrorists to attack the army positions in Salamiyeh.
According to earlier reports, the fresh troops of the Syrian army along with Russian marines were dispatched to Eastern Hama for this large-scale operation.
Days ago, the Syrian army dispatched a large number of fresh forces to Hama as Damascus troops started a new phase of military operation to drive ISIL out of the province.
Hundreds of fresh forces arrived in Eastern Hama to help the Syrian army in its anti-ISIL campaign, as pro-government forces started an offensive to liberate Aqayrabat town, the main bastion of the Takfiri terrorists in the region.