Intense Clashes Break Out between Syrian Army, Terrorists in Demilitarized Zone in Northern Hama

Heavy clashes broke out between the Syrian Army and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and its allied terrorist group in Northern Hama.

The Tahrir al-Sham Haya’at and its allies suffered heavy losses and casualties in clashes with the Syrian army in the surrounding areas of Jourin town.

The Syrian government troops pounded the terrorists’ military positions with missiles and artillery shells near the town of al-Ziyareh.

Meantime, field sources reported that the terrorists’ military positions were destroyed and a large number of terrorists were killed in the army attacks.

The Syrian army units, meantime, attacked the terrorists’ movements in the city of Mahradeh in Northern Hama in response to terrorists’ attacks in al-Sakhar region, destroying their military positions and killing a number of them.

In Northern Hama, the Syrian government troops also engaged in heavy clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists who attacked the Syrian army’s military positions from al-Boyezeh, Markabeh and al-Sarmanieh villages. The Syrian army inflicted heavy losses on terrorists in Northern Hama.

In the meantime, the Syrian army’s artillery units pounded the movements and military positions of the terrorists in the towns of Latmin, al-Sayyad, Kafar Zita and the surrounding areas of Mourek.

In a relevant development on Friday, the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units pounded the movements of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and its allies from the demilitarizes zone in Northern Hama and inflicted major losses on them.

The sources said that the artillery and missile units, deployed in Tibat al-Iman region, shelled the movement of Tahrir al-Sham and its allies in the village of Albuweizah in Nrothern Hama and managed to preempt their attack, destroying their hardware.

The terrorists suffered heavy casualties too.

Other artillery units pounded the movements of Kata’eb al-Izzah in the village of  Ma’arkabah in the demilitarized zone in Northern Hama, preempting their offensive and inflicting major losses on them.

The terrorists’ refusal to implement the Sochi Agreement to establish a demilitarized zone is pushing the army to initiate its long-waited assault on militants in Idlib that had been put on hold due to the Sochi Agreement.

Colonel Mar’ei Hamdan, a Syrian military expert, was quoted by the Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency as saying last month that Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) is in control of nearly 70% of towns and villages in Idlib province and makes provocative moves against the Syrian army, adding that the army’s commitment to decrease tensions is not lasting forever.

He added that the Syrian army has so far repelled all attacks by terrorists against its positions and inflicted heavy damages on them, noting that the army is now necessitated to come out of the defensive mood to retake control of Idlib.

Hamdan said that Tahrir al-Sham will resort to a full-scale military operation against the Syrian and Russian armies soon, after rejecting the Sochi agreement last October, which leaves no room for ceasefire or disarmament anymore, and underlined that the Syrian army’s battle against Tahrir al-Sham is inevitable.

Meantime, the Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sham and National Liberation Front (NLF) terrorist groups has also dismissed the Russian-Turkish Sochi agreement and is preparing for military operations against the army in Northern Syria, calling for a coalition with Tahrir al-Sham.

Tahrir al-Sham and other allied terrorist groups have not left the demilitarized zone two months after the Sochi agreement and have instead reinvigorated their strongholds and targeted the army positions every day.

Relevant reports said that the Turkey-backed NLF had put its gunmen on alert to launch a heavy offensive against the Syrian army in the demilitarized zone in Idlib province.

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