A group of Horas al-Din terrorists who sought to launch an offensive against the army positions in the village of al-Wabideh in Southeastern Idlib were caught in the army’s booby-traps on Sunday, the sources said, adding that at least ten militants, including a number of their commanders, were killed.
They said that several foreign terrorists, including Abuzar Libyayi and Abu Hamzeh Misri were among the killed militants.
Meantime, the army’s artillery units targeted the terrorists’ positions and moves West of the town of al-Latamineh and the village of Hasraya in Northern Hama, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their military equipment.
A number of Jordanian commanders of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) had in March declared formation of Horas al-Din terrorist group to replace al-Nusra.
In a relevant development last Tuesday, the Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported on Tuesday that the Russian and Syrian warplanes staged a heavy bombing on terrorists’ movements amid a heavy offensive of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and the terrorists of Horas al-Din against the government forces’ positions in Souran township in Northern Hama.
It said that the warplanes further struck terrorists’ positions in the villages and towns of Skeik, al-Tamanna, Ma’arkaba and Lahaya in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, weakening the combat and supplying capacities of the terrorists in al-Latamina region.
The report went on to say that the army later dispatched more troops to the battlefield and gained back lost lands from terrorists in Souran region.
At least 35 terrorists were killed or wounded in the failed attack of the terrorists and in the bombardments.
Several terrorist groups, including Jeish al-Izzah, Horas al-Din and Tahrir al-Sham are operating in Northern Hama regardless of the presence of Turkish troops’ monitoring points.