Syrian Troops Push Back Terrorists in Hama
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian forces and their allies repelled a major attack by terrorists in the northern countryside of Hama province.
The terrorists were targeted in the city of Lattamina and around Zallin town in Hama province, SANA, citing military sources, reported on Wednesday.
The report added the infiltration attempt was thwarted and many terrorists were either killed or injured in the counterattack.
A second infiltration was also repulsed in the town of Shleiwet in Hama.
Most of the clashes with terrorists take place near a planned buffer zone, which surrounds Idlib and also parts of the adjacent provinces of Aleppo and Hama.
Under a deal reached following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in September, all militants should have withdrawn from the demilitarization zone by October 15.
However, al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri terrorists said they refuse to either leave the buffer zone or hand over their weapons.
Moscow believed that the 15-20 kilometer buffer zone would help stop attacks from Idlib-based militants on Syrian army positions and Russia's military bases in the flashpoint region.
Idlib and some surrounding areas are the last major bastions of Takfiri terrorists and anti-government militants in Syria, where the Syrian government has in recent months retaken much of the territory it had lost since the conflict erupted in the country in 2011.