The sources said that the army men have deployed at the gates of the small town of Atshan after taking control over the village of Um Hartayn and Towayla al-Rahman hill.
They added that Al-Nusra and Jeish al-Izzah terrorists stormed the army positions to recapture al-Towayla hill, but the army beat them back and killed 20 of them.
Field sources said on Thursday that an underground base of the terrorists was destroyed during the Russian fighter jets’ airstrikes in Northern Hama, adding that a group of Al-Nusra Front members were killed after their offensive was repelled by army forces.
The sources confirmed that the Russian fighters pounded the terrorists’ positions in Al-Latamina city in Northern Hama, blowing up one of their underground bases and killing all the militants inside.
Al-Latamina is one of largest strongholds of the terrorists in Northern Hama which is full of tunnels and underground hideouts used by militants to store weapons and ammunition.
Meantime, the Syrian army units engaged in clashes with a group of al-Nusra terrorists who wanted to enter one of the army’s Northern bases from al-Baneh in Northern Hama.
The Syrian army troops killed all members of the group, including one of their commanders, namely Dibu Abdolrahman Othman al-Anbari, destroying their weapons and ammunition during the clashes.