The army’s artillery units targeted a group of Kata’eb al-Izza terrorists who intended to gain control of the military regions near the town of Murak in Northern Hama, killing and wounding several militants and destroying their military equipment.
The remaining terrorists fled to their positions inside Murak, field sources said.
In recent days, the terrorist groups have sent more gunmen and military equipment to contact lines with Syrian army, launching more missile attacks on government forces’ positions in Hama province.
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted a military source as reporting on Tuesday that Jeish al-Izzah forwarded a number of heavy military vehicles loaded with more equipment and fighters to Northern Hama to boost its positions in al-Latamina, Tal Othman and Wadi al-Jisat.
It further said that the army had been monitoring terrorists’ movement in the region, targeting them by artillery fire and destroying three vehicles.
The Arabic Sputnik said that the terrorists conducted missile attacks on residential areas in regions that are under the army’s control, including the small towns of Jourin and Foro in Northwestern Hama.
The news agency said that the army’s artillery and missile units pounded terrorists’ movements and positions in al-Sarmaniyah, al-Ziyarah and al-Mansourah region.