Army Makes Advances in Hama, Commences Military Operations in Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army has taken full control of several strategic hills and regions in Northern Hama, as the government forces backed by Russian bombers started fresh military operations in Idlib province, media sources said.

The Al-Masdar News Website reported that the Syrian Army units backed by the Russian fighter jets attacked the military positions of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and Jeish al-Izza terrorists in Abu al-Zohour axis in Southern Idlib and Northern Hama and engaged in heavy clashes with the militants.

Meantime, the Syrian Army units managed to take full control of the towns of al-Bani and al-Jonbara near the town of Kafar Naboudeh and the strategic hill of Tal Osman that is close to several towns.

A source near the front-lines stated that heavy clashes are taking place near the Kafr Naboudeh front; however, he also pointed out that intense firefights have broken out along the Qal’at Al-Madiq axis as well.

Meantime, the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units conducted heavy attacks on military positions and contact lines of the terrorists in al-Latamna, al-Zuka, al-Sahriyeh, al-Amiqeh, al-Havash and al-Qarqur in Northwestern Hama and the towns of al-Fatireh and Ahsam in Southern Idlib, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

In a relevant development earlier on Monday, media sources said that Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at has transferred its strategic centers to the borders with Turkey as precise and continued airstrikes by the Russian and Syrian bombers have increased.

The Russian and Syrian bombers conducted over 100 air raids on important military positions of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at terrorist group across Northern and Northwestern Hama over the past 24 hours, targeting their contact lines in West and Southwestern Idlib to Hama, the Arabic-language version of Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a military source in Northern Syria as saying.

The source reiterated that several military positions and arms depot of the terrorists in the towns of al-Latamna, Kafr-Zita, Qala al-Maziq, al-Hawiz, al-Hawija, al-Sormanieh and a central communications center of the militants stationed in Hama and Idlib were destroyed in the Russian and Syrian airstrikes.

Meantime, local sources in Idlib province pointed to Russian and Syrian precision airstrikes on Tahrir al-Sham’s military positions in Northern Syria, and reiterated that Tahrir al-Sham terrorists have relocated their important positions from Idlib to Syria’s Northern borders.

The Syrian Army’s artillery units also hit the military positions of the terrorists in al-Latamna and al-Zuka towns, destroying several hideouts and military positions used for attacks by them.

The Syrian Army’s artillery shelling came in response to Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at attacks on residential areas of al-Saqilbiyeh and the town of Jab Ramaleh in Northern Hama and death of several civilians.

Army retaliates to terrorists’ breaches through intensive operations against their positions in countryside of Idleb and Hama

6 May، 2019
Hama, SANA

Units of the Syrian Arab Army expanded their retaliation to the frequent breaches and attacks by terrorists on safe areas in the countryside of Hama and Idleb through carrying out intensive operations against their positions and supply routes in Idleb southern countryside and Hama northern countryside.

SANA reporter in Hama northern countryside said that army units retaliated to attacks by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the groups affiliated to it on the safe areas through conducting concentrated bombardments on their gatherings and supply routes in the villages of Kafr Naboudeh, Abdin and Kafr Sajna in the countryside of Idleb and Hama.

The reported noted that heavy losses were inflicted upon the terrorist groups in the strikes, and their rocket launch pads, dens and fortifications were destroyed.

On Sunday, army units destroyed dens and rocket launch pads belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in al-Latamina, al-Zakat, al-Sahryia, al-Amiqa, al-Hiwash and al-Qarqour in Hama northwestern countryside, and in the towns of al-Fatira and Ehsem in Idleb southern countryside.