Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Tightens Grip over Terrorists in Hama
The army units drove the ISIL terrorists out of key regions and their surrounding areas in Hama province.
The Syrian troops inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists in fierce clashes over controlling of strategic regions. They also destroyed military equipment of the terrorists.
The Syrian army also continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.
The Syrian Army troops continued to hit ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Hama and seized control over two more villages on Friday.
The army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and imposed full control over the villages of Kokab Suwayed and Abu Dali, taking a giant stride towards purging the Central part of the country of terrorists.
Also, the army units downed a drone of ISIL over the town of Hamadeh Omar in Eastern Hama.
The General Command of the Syrian Army announced in a statement on Thursday that the Israeli warplane’s airstrikes on army positions in the Western parts of Hama city killed 2 Syrian soldiers.
The statement said that the Israeli fighter jet launched missile attacks on one of the Syrian army bases near Masyaf region in Southwestern Hama through the Lebanese airspace, killing two Syrian soldiers.
It added that the attack was a desperate attempt to heighten the lost morale of the ISIL terrorists after the Syrian army’s major victories against the terrorism in several regions.
Two notorious commanders of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) were killed by unknown attackers in Idlib province, news websites affiliated to terrorist groups disclosed on Friday.
The websites reported that Abu Nasiba al-Tunisi, the emir of border units and the commander of Harm base was killed by unknown assailants on Harm-Salqin road in Northern Idlib.
The websites further said that Abu Hajar, one of the security members of Al-Nusra Front was also killed in a region between the towns of Hazreh and Deir Hassan in Northern Idlib.
The website accused Nouralddeen al-Zinki terrorist group of orchestrating the attacks.
The Syrian Army men captured more lands in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur on Friday after removing ISIL’s siege on the city a couple of days ago.
The army soldiers deployed in Tal al-Sonouf neighborhoods North of 137th Artillery Brigade base managed to advance towards Ayyash region and drove ISIL out of Raqqa bridge and a gas station in the Northwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzur city.
A military source, meantime, said that the army men seized control over an area as large as 15sq/km in the operation.
Military sources in Eastern Syria reported on Friday that the Engineering units of the Syrian Army have cleaned up an important supply road to the Western outskirts of Deir Ezzur city.
“The road has been secured. Combat engineers demined a part of the road at the entry to the city,” the sources said.
Dozens of mines and other explosives were destroyed by means of special equipment, which widened the road.
Earlier in the day, a convoy with humanitarian aid arrived in the city for the first time after the blockade.
The first convoy of 40 trucks with humanitarian aid arrived in Deir Ezzur city after the siege was broken on Tuesday.
The Syrian Army forces pushed ISIL terrorists back from more villages and hills in Eastern Homs on Friday.
The army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL and drove them out of the villages of Rasm Hamidah and al-Habra al-Qarbi and several hills and mountains overlooking Southeast of Jubb al-Jarrah.
The army men killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their military equipment in the clashes.
Field sources confirmed that the remaining pockets of ISIL terrorists retreated towards the depth of Badiyeh (desert) following the army advances.