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Al-Nusra Dispatches More Terrorists to Northeastern Hama to Slow Down Syrian Army Advances

11 December 2017 14:21

 

The Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) has forwarded more fighters to Northeastern Hama as the Syrian Army troops are inching closer to one of the main strongholds of the terrorist group in the region, field sources said on Monday.

The sources said heavy fighting in underway between the advancing army men and the Al-Nusra in the small town of al-Rahjan in Northeastern Hama, leaving heavy casualties on the terrorists.

Also, the Syrian and Russian fighter jets carried out over 30 combat sorties over the strongholds of Al-Nusra in al-Rahjan and its nearby regions, destroying terrorists’ positions and killing a number of the militants, the sources said.

They added that the Al-Nusra has sent a number of fresh fighters to save its last strongholds in Northeastern Hama from the army unit.

In the meantime, the army soldiers repelled the Al-Nusra’s heavy offensive in al-Zara in Southern Hama, the sources said adding that the terrorists’ failed attack was aimed at preventing the army advances in the Northeastern part of the province.

The Al-Nusra suffered heavy casualties in the failed attack and pulled the remaining pockets of its forces back from the battlefield.

Relevant reports said on Sunday that the army soldiers, backed up by the country’s Air Force and artillery fire, stormed the strongholds of the Al-Nusra in Northeastern Hama, and captured the small town of Baleel and Baleel hill in al-Zaqbah region.

The army men continued their advances and took control over the village of Um Khazim and Um Khazim hill in Southeastern Idlib at border with Hama.

The army aircraft, meantime, pounded terrorists’ movements and gathering centers in the towns and village

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