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Syrian Army Lays Siege to Tahrir Al-Sham’s Bastion in Southern Idlib

The Syrian Army continued its military operations in Northern Hama, and laid siege on a main stronghold of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) from two different directions in Southern Idlib.

The Syrian Army units continued their clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists after taking full control of the town of Jisat in Northern Hama. The Damascus Army regained control over Savameh Jisat and Damion Farms after inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik News Agency, meantime, reported that the Syrian Army, in its recent advances in Northern Hama, has laid siege on the town of al-Hobait, one of main bastions of Tahrir al-Sham in Southern Idlib, from the Southern and Western directions.

A battlefield source also noted that the strategic town of al-Hobait is considered the intersection of Eastern, Northern and Northwestern parts of Hama. Al-Hobait is also the supply line and a passage for logistical aid to the terrorists in Khan Sheikoun.

The terrorist groups have built complex underground tunnel networks in Khan Sheikhoun and its surrounding farms in recent years.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the Syrian army forces continued military operations in Northern Hama, regaining control of several regions and reaching the strategic town of al-Habit in the Southern part of Idlib province.

The Syrian army troops, backed by artillery fire, engaged in heavy clashes with Tahrir al-Sham militants in Northwestern Hama, recapturing the town of al-Sakhar and Tal al-Sakhar.

Meantime, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the army forces have gained control over the town of al-Jaisat in Northern Hama near the border with Idlib province, adding that they have approached the town of al-Habit in Southern Idlib, one of the terrorists’ strategic bases.

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