Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Army Closes in on Terrorists’ Primary Base in Idlib Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army forces continued military operations in Northern Hama, regaining control of several regions and reaching the strategic town of al-Habit in the Southern part of Idlib province.

The Syrian army troops, backed by artillery fire, engaged in heavy clashes with Tahrir al-Sham militants in Northwestern Hama, recapturing the town of al-Sakhar and Tal al-Sakhar.

Meantime, sources reported that the army forces have gained control over the town of al-Jaisat in Northern Hama near the border with Idlib province, adding that they have approached the town of al-Habit in Southern Idlib, one of the terrorists’ strategic bases.

In a relevant development on Tuesday, the Syrian army and air force pounded the terrorists’ movements in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib after ceasefire failed there, a military source said.

The Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units heavily pounded the terrorists’ military positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, destroying several military positions and equipment as well as killing a number of militants, the source said.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency reported that the Syrian Air Force conducted several raids on the centers, military positions and bases of the terrorists in the towns of al-Latamineh, Kafar Zita and al-Zuka in Northern Hama and in the city of Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

Meantime, the Syrian Army announced that after continued attacks by terrorists on safe zones and lack of commitment of Turkey to implement the Sochi Agreement, the military operations will be resumed by the Syrian Army in Northern Syria.

A Syrian Army military source also reiterated that the terrorist groups launched rocket attacks on Humeimem military base in Northern Lattakia.

Hama: Terrorists’ Supply Lines Cut by Army, Tahrir Al-Sham Defeated

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army destroyed a military convoy of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists in Northern Hama after operations to regain control of the militants’ main base in the ‘death triangle’.

A Syrian military source reported on Thursday that the army forces had cut the main supply route of Tahrir al-Sham and Jeish al-Izza from the town of Kafar Zita to al-Latamineh in Northern Hama which is their main base in the death triangle, after liberating the towns of al-Arbaeen and al-Zakat.

He added that the Syrian army is trying to advance towards the town of Kafar Zita, noting that several towns and villages, including al-Latamineh, will collapse militarily after the army’s control over the region.

Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted a field source as saying that the Syrian army had targeted the military convoys of Tahrir al-Sham which were moving towards the fronts in Northern Hama to retake the lost areas, with artillery and missile fire, killing tens of terrorists.

He added that the Syrian air force also pounded the terrorists’ positions in Khan Sheikhoun, Abedin, Jabal Shahshabou, Madaya and al-Habit in Southern Idlib, destroying several positions of the so-called National Liberation Front and killing a large number of them.

The Syrian Army arrived in the so-called ‘Death Triangle’ on Wednesday after it regained control of several strategic regions and as the government forces resumed their military operations in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy losses on militants.

The Syrian Army troops, backed by the artillery, missile and aerial support, engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists in Northern Hama and took control of the strategic al-Arbaeen town, al-Ban farms and hilltop as well as the entire hilltops near the al-Arbaeen, killing a sum of 45 militants.

The Syrian Army troops also continued their clashes with the terrorists after gaining control of al-Arbaeen town and regained control of al-Zuka town in the ‘Death Triangle’ region which is the most important base of Jeish al-Izzeh terrorists.

A military source, meantime, pointed to the high death toll of the terrorists in operations to liberate al-Zuka region, and said that the terrorists fled several towns, including Kafar Zita, al-Latamineh, Mourek and Latmin as Syrian Army made further advances.

The source said that the Syrian Army troops have secured their military control over Kafar Zita and al-Latamineh which are the main bases of Jeish al-Izzeh after gaining control of al-Zuka region.