Syrian Army Wins Back Salamiyah-Raqqa Highway with Russia Aerial Backup



The Syrian Armed Force, with the aerial backup of the Russian fighter jets, pushed back militants from Salamiyah-Raqqa highway in Hama province, and retook full control over the strategic route, local sources announced on Wednesday.

The sources said that the Russian warplanes carried out several sorties over the militants’ positions near the Salamiyah-Raqqa highway and hit them hard with their bombs and missiles, later the Syrian soldiers stormed the terrorist groups’ defense lines to take control over the highway.

The Syrian army troops seized back the highway after fierce clashes with the Takfiri terrorists.

Salamiyah is a city and district in Western Syria, in the Hama province. It is located 33 km Southeast of Hama, 45 km Northeast of Homs.

On Tuesday, Syrian air raids killed a large group of terrorists in the countryside of Hama province.

Syrian fighter jets destroyed a number of terrorists’ vehicles, and killed a large number of terrorists in the East of Ithriyah and South of Tabaret al-Sakhane in the countryside of ‎Hama.

The Syrian army continued its mop-up operations against the Takfiri militants in Hama province, and regained full control over Ithriyah-Sabourah Road.

The Syrian army attacked Al-Bashiri Farms, Ithriyah Checkpoint and the Majabel Checkpoint near the town of Ithriyah, killing tens of militants. The army also took full control over Ithriyah-Sabourah Road.

Syrian forces launched counter-assault to take back their checkpoints from the terrorists along the Salamiyah-Raqqa Highway and the Khanasser-Aleppo Highway.

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