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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Wards Off Tahrir Al-Sham’s Offensive in Hama

25 May 2018 15:30

 

 An attack by Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists on the government positions was fended off by the Syrian army in Northwestern Hama.

The Syrian army units engaged in heavy clashes with the terrorists who intended to enter Moharedah region in Northwestern Hama from the village of al-Zalaqiyat on Thursday.

The artillery and missile units of the Syrian army also fiercely pounded Tahrir al-Sham’s moves in areas of clashes as well as the town of al-Latamineh al-Zakat and the nearby areas.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.

Hama

The Syrian army forces warded off Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at terrorists’ attack against their positions in Northwestern Hama.

The army units engaged in heavy clashes with the terrorists who intended to enter Moharedah region in Northwestern Hama from the village of al-Zalaqiyat on Thursday.

Meantime, the artillery and missile units of the Syrian army fiercely pounded Tahrir al-Sham’s moves in areas of clashes as well as the town of al-Latamineh al-Zakat and the nearby areas.

Field sources said that the army has succeeded in repulsing militants’ offensive, adding that during the clashes a number of terrorists were killed and wounded and several of their military vehicles were destroyed.

They noted that other terrorists were forced to flee the scene.

The Syrian army’s artillery and missile units launched a heavy shelling attack on the positions of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at in Northern Hama on Wednesday, damaging their strongholds and inflicting a number of casualties on the militants.

The artillery and missile units opened heavy fire at Tahrir al-Sham’s positions near the village of al-Zakah and the town of al-Latamina, destroying several heavy vehicles and killing or wounding a number of terrorists.

Other artillery and missile units pounded more strongholds of the terrorists in Kafr Zita region in Northern Hama, destroying a position and a volume of military equipment and killing several gunmen.

In the meantime, a unit of the army opened fire at a group of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at in the village of al-Ankawi in Western al-Ghaab Plain and managed to repel their attack.

A number of Tahrir al-Sham’s fighters were killed or wounded and the remaining pockets of them retreated towards Southwestern Idlib.

Dara’a

The Syrian army intensified its moves in Dara’a province, field sources said, as the Russia-run Humeimim airbase threatened the terrorists in the region with military operations.

The sources reported that a military convoy of the Syrian army has been sent to its bases in Brigade 9 of Dara’a in Southern Syria on Wednesday.

They noted that the convoy has returned to its base after the army gained control over all regions in Damascus, adding that the army units have recently increased their military moves in Northern Dara’a.

Humeimim airbase announced in its official website that ending the de-escalation agreement is inevitable as ISIL and the al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists are deployed in Southern Syria.

It added that if the Russian-Syrian negotiations to implement the peace agreement in Dara’a fail, the military operations will start to cleanse the region.

Deir Ezzur

The Syrian army is preparing for military operations to purge the ISIL from Eastern Deir Ezzur, field sources said on Thursday, adding that a large number of forces and military equipment have been dispatched to the region.

The sources reported that the Syrian army has sent a large number of its forces and military equipment from Damascus, Hama, Aleppo and Homs to Syria’s Badiyeh region in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

They added that the development came after ISIL’s recent attacks against the Syrian army positions, stressing that the army intends to launch massive operations to fully cleanse the ISIL remnants from the region.

The Syrian army has recently repelled several attacks by the ISIL terrorists against the Badiyehs (deserts) of Al-Bu Kamal and al-Mayadeen in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

Aleppo

Heavy infighting erupted between the Turkish army forces and the Ankara-backed fighters in Afrin, increasing tensions in the region.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday that members of a militant group called ‘Olive Branch’ engaged in armed clashes with Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh fighters, who are mostly from Deir Ezzur province, leading to injury of a number of gunmen on both sides.

It added that immediately after the clashes, the Turkish police and Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh militants also engaged in infighting, making the former send more forces and military equipment to Afrin.

According to the report, the terrorists in Afrin are on alert now as sporadic clashes are still witnessed in the region.

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