The army men drove the Al-Nusra out of the villages of Qasa al-Shawi, al-Kikeh and al-Hazm, killing and wounding a number of militants.
Dissident-affiliated websites reported on Tuesday that Abu Othman Ashada, a notorious commander of elite forces of the Al-Nusra Front, was killed in clashes with the Syrian Army troops in Northeastern Hama.
The websites reported that the army men clashed fiercely with Al-Nusra in Northeastern Hama, killing a number of terrorists, including Abu Othman Ashada, the commander of Al-Nusra elite forces in al-Dana region.
The Al-Nusra’s special forces units were formed last year after Jeish al-Nusra suffered heavy defeats in Western Aleppo.
The Al-Nusra elite forces units include Chechen, Turkistani, Arab terrorists.