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Army Liberates Key Point in Hama, Establishes Security in Strategic Road towards Aleppo

12 January 2018 10:15


The Syrian army advanced in Northeastern Hama during military operations in Southeastern Idlib, liberating a vital region and extending the range of its control over the strategic Hama-Aleppo road.

The army soldiers continued clashes with al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists in al-Sa’an front on Thursday after retaking control over al-Rahjan region in Northeastern Hama. They also won back control of the village of Um Mayal.

A field source underlined the importance of army’s control over the recently-freed points in Northeastern Hama, specially al-Rahjan, saying that they were among the most important and biggest bases of al-Nusra and other terrorist groups in the region.

The Syrian army also established control over 25km of lands along the Hama-Khanasser-Aleppo highway after its recent advances in Northeastern Hama.

Government sources disclosed on Wednesday that the Syrian army troops are advancing rapidly against terrorists in Hama, Aleppo and Idlib provinces, besieging the militants in a vast region that covers over 300 villages.

The sources said that the army units have carried out rapid and heliborne operations as part of their major assault on the Al-Nusra Front in the last several hours and managed to capture large territories in Southeastern Idlib.

The sources pointed to the Al-Nusra’s heavy casualties, and said that the army forces targeted terrorists’ main strongholds, military vehicles, anti-tank TOW missile launchers in the battlefield and pushed the terrorist front into complete failure.

They further said that the ground has been paved for the army to trap the Al-Nusra in a very large region that includes 300 villages in the provinces of Hama, Idlib and Aleppo as the army men are now 18 km away from Abu al-Dhohour airbase from the direction of Southern Aleppo and their comrades have reached the gates of the military airport from Southeastern Idlib.

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