Syrian Army Pounds Terrorists’ Positions, Supply Lines in Demilitarized Zone

The Syrian army repelled fresh offensives by Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in the weapons-free zone against the military points in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, leaving heavy tolls on them by destruction of their strongholds and supply routes.

The Syrian army forces launched heavy artillery and missile attacks on the positions and moves of Jeish al-Izza terrorists in the towns of al-Latamineh, Kafr Zita, al-Lahaya and al-Buwaizeh in Northern Hama on Thursday after Jeish al-Izza’s fierce attacks on army positions in the region.

Meantime, the army’s artillery units attacked terrorists’ positions in the towns of Ma’arkabeh, al-Zahah and Wadi al-Dorat in Northern Hama.

A field source said that the Syrian army forces targeted several hideouts of the terrorists and their supply lines as well as vehicles, killing at least 15 militants.

The Syrian army troops also attacked a group of terrorists moving from the town of Hasraya and Abu Ra’eideh in the Northern parts of the town of Mahradeh in Northern Hama, killing a number of them.

Meantime, in Southern Idlib, the Syrian army forces targeted the moves of a group of Tahrir al-Sham terrorists moving from the town of al-Khuwain towards military points in the Southeastern parts of the town of Ma’arat al-No’eman with artillery and missile fire, inflicting heavy casualties and damage 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 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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