Some 300 Terrorists Killed in Syrian Army’s Attacks North of Hama
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Syrian army backed by allied forces managed to recapture some towns and villages in the west-central province of Hama from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) terrorists, killing some 300 members of the foreign-backed terror group.
Following the Syrian army’s operations on Monday, the units restored security and stability to the towns and villages of al-Masaseneh, Zour al-Heiseh, and Zour al-Teibeh in the northern countryside of Hama, the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.
In the operations, army units killed nearly 300 terrorists and injured a large number of others, destroying 20 vehicles, two ammunition warehouses and two tanks.
Fierce clashes are now underway between the government forces and the militant group in the surrounding areas of Hama.
The latest developments came after the army on Sunday succeeded in liberating the areas of Halfayia, Zalin, al-Wabida, Zour al-Nasiryia, Zour Abu Zaid, Talet al-Nasiryia and Talet al-Mintar from the grip of the militants in Hama.
Over the past six years, Syria has been fighting foreign-sponsored militancy. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated in August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the Syrian crisis until then. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures it receives from various sources.