The sources said that the army men battled with Al-Nusra North of the Old Air Defense Battalion base in Northern Hama and captured the villages of al-Zaba’a and al-Maqara in Southeastern Idlib.
The army soldiers further imposed control over the villages of al-Vared and al-Dajaj and al-Moqata’a hill, the sources said, adding that the army units now overlook the town of Abu Dali from its Southeastern direction after seizing al-Dajaj and al-Moqata’a.
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 (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) 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.