The army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL East of the town of al-Salamiyah and captured the key town of Souha.
Battlefield reports mentioned a large number of casualties on the side of the militants.
A police source reported earlier today that five people, including two children, were injured in ISIL’s rocket attacks on the town of al-Salamiyah, around 30 km East of Hama city.
A source at Hama Police Command told the country’s state news agency that ISIL terrorists fired 4 rocket shells on residential areas in al-Salamiyah, East of Hama province, injuring a child and causing material damage to citizens’ houses and properties.
The agency further said that the ISIL terrorists fired 5 more rockets at al-Salamiyah later in the day, injuring 4 people including a girl, and causing damage to people’s houses.