The Syrian army deployed military equipment from Lattakia to Northern Hama province, the Arabic-language al-Ahd news website reported.
Meantime, a military source pointed to the Syrian army’s goal of reaching Abu al-Zuhour military airport in the outskirts of Idlib, and said the army’s more important goal by conducting military operations in Northeastern Hama and Southwestern Aleppo is to reopen a major part of international Damascus-Aleppo highway which passes through Khan Sheikhoun and is adjacent to Ma’aret al-Nuaman and Saraqib in Eastern Aleppo.
Relevant reports said on Friday, the Syrian Army troops hit the positions of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) hard in Northeastern Hama, imposing control over two more villages.
Well-informed sources confirmed on Friday that the army men pushed Al-Nusra back from the villages of Sarha al-Shamali South of the town of al-Rahjan region and the village of Qasr Ali East of the village of Rabdah.
Relevant repots said on Wednesday that the army men pushed Al-Nusra back from the small town of Mawilah, Tal (hill) Mahsar and the village of al-Jamileh North of the small town of al-Hamra.
The army soldiers also captured al-Banat hill North of the village of al-Rabi’eh.
The army’s engineering units started defusing bombs and landmines planted by the terrorists in the region.