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 Arabic-language 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.