The Army backed by Syrian and Russian air force warded off several attacks launched by Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in several regions to regain the regions they have already lost in Northern Hama, killing over 140 terrorists.
The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a military source as saying that the Syrian Army in a coordinated military operation from the towns of al-Jobin, al-Hamamiat and Karnaz in Northern and Northwestern Hama launched counterattacka after fending off terrorists’ offensives, and killed tens of militants after fully cleansing the towns of Kafar Houd and Tal al-Melh.
It pointed to the Syrian Army’s continued military operations to clean up the remnants of terrorists, and said after purging terrorists from the farms located between Tal Melh and al-Jobin town in Northern Hama, the Syrian Army liberated all the positions that it had temporarily withdrawn from.
The Syrian Army also held captive several terrorists in an ambush operation in Karnaz and Tal Melh in Northern Hama.
The Syrian and Russian fighter jets also heavily pounded the terrorists’ lines of movement in different axes, including al-Zuka, al-Arbaeen, al-Latamneh and Kafar Zita, the surroundings of Mourek, Khan Sheikhoun and the town of al-Sayyad in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib. The Syrian and Russian air forces managed to cut the terrorists movements from Idlib to Northern and Northwestern Hama.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, it was announced that the Syrian Army had seized full control of 23 villages and towns from the terrorists since the beginning of its military operations in Hama province.
The Syrian Army’s massive military operations started in Hama and Idlib provinces after the terrorists violated the Sochi Agreement on April 26 and the government forces have spread their rule to Southern Idlib.
A sum of 18 towns and villages have been liberated in Northern and Western parts Hama province and the Syrian Army has also imposed full control over five other regions in Southern Idlib, the pro-militant Anab Baladi news website reported.
In Northern and Western Idlib, the Syrian Army has earned control of Janabareh, Tal Osman, Jaberieh, Tal Hawash, Toyieh, Sheikh Idris, Kafar Naboudeh, Qala al-Maziq, al-Tavineh, al-Sharia, Bab Taqa, al-Hamreh, al-Hawiz, al-Mohajerin, al-Karkat, al-Mostariheh, al-Khaledi and al-Hardan.
In Southern Idlib, the Syrian Army started its military operations on Monday and it has already regained control of al-Qasabiyeh, al-Hardaneh, al-Hamirat, al-Qaroutiyeh and Qaraseh.
Meantime, the Syrian State television reported that the Syrian Army has kicked off new military operations in Tarmala, al-Nafir and the surrounding areas of Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib.
The Arabic-language SANA news agency also reported that the Syrian Army’s artillery units has been heavily pounding the al-Nusra Front and Jeish al-Izzeh terrorists’ military positions in al-Zaqoum, Qalididan and al-Zuka regions in Northwestern Hama Province in the last few days.