Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Pounds Terrorists’ Positions after Militants Shell Residential Areas in Northern Hama

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The Damascus Army opened heavy fire at terrorists’ strongholds in the demilitarized zone over the past 24 hours after the latter targeted a number of residential areas in a town in Northern Hama.

The field sources reported on Tuesday that the terrorists, deployed in the town of al-Latamina in Northern Hama, launched missile attack on residential neighborhoods in the town of Mahradah on Tuesday, destroying a number of buildings and injuring several civilians.

“The army’s artillery and missile units, in response, opened heavy fire at terrorists’ movements in the town of al-Latamina, destroying several missile launchers and inflicting heavy casualties on the militants,” the sources said.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.

Hama

The Syrian Army opened heavy fire at terrorists’ strongholds in the demilitarized zone after the latter targeted a number of residential areas in a town in Northern Hama, field sources reported on Tuesday.

The terrorists, deployed in the town of al-Latamina in Northern Hama, launched missile attack on residential neighborhoods in the town of Mahradah on Tuesday, destroying a number of buildings and injuring several civilians, the sources said.

They went on to say that the army’s artillery and missile units, in response, opened heavy fire at terrorists’ movements in the town of al-Latamina, destroying several missile launchers and inflicting heavy casualties on the militants.

In the meantime, other army units shelled terrorists’ positions in Jourin in al-Ghaab Plain after militants targeted government forces’ positions in Northern Hama, the sources said, adding that the terrorist groups, deployed in Western Aleppo, launched mortar attack on al-Rashedin region that destroyed civilians’ properties.

The terrorists’ refusal to implement the Sochi Agreement to establish a demilitarized zone is pushing the army to initiate its long-waited assault on militants in Idlib that had been put on hold due to the Sochi Agreement.

Aleppo

Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) stormed the positions of rival Turkey-backed terrorists in Western Aleppo on Tuesday, fueling heavy infighting in the region.

Tahrir al-Sham attacked the positions of the National Liberation Front (NLF) in the towns of Dar al-Izzah, Taqad and Khan al-Asal in Western Aleppo in three directions.

Tahrir al-Sham used tanks and heavy artillery in its assault on rival terrorists in Dara al-Izzah.

A number of NLF terrorists and civilians were killed or wounded in Tahrir al-Sham’s attack in Taqad.

Tahrir al-Sham has dispatched a large volume of military equipment to contact lines with NLF-affiliated Nouralddeen al-Zinki in Western Aleppo after a number of its fighters were killed in clashes by rival groups in the region.

Meantime, Ankara-backed militants continued looting people’s assets in occupied Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Tuesday.

Xeber 24 news website quoted local sources as reporting that the Ankara-backed militants have stolen a large volume of Afrin residents’ olive products and assets.

It further added that the militants have stolen almost 2,000 barrels of olive oil along with one and a half million Syrian lira from the residents of the village of Karku in Ma’abatli region in Northwestern Aleppo.

The news website went on to say that over 30 members of the Ankara-backed National Army have raided the village and looted the assets and agricultural products, adding that the militants further transferred the stolen products to Turkey via Rajou road.

Deir Ezzur

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forwarded more aid convoys to the bases of ISIL terrorists in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, several media sources reported on Tuesday.

The sources said that the SDF sent 7 trucks of food stuff and medicines to regions that are under ISIL’s control in Southeastern Deir Ezzur on Monday.

Sources in the region said that ISIL retreated from the village of al-Kashmah in Southeastern Deir Ezzur after receiving the aid cargo, while SDF claimed that it has captured the village after fierce clashes with ISIL.

The SDF has advanced in two directions in the town of al-Shafa’ah and captured parts of the town, including al-Nafilah, al-Mazra’ah and al-Qal’ah neighborhoods, but it is not clear if the advance has been the result of a deal or battle.

Raqqa

The bodies of almost 20 civilians killed in the US-led coalition airstrikes and ISIL attacks were found from the debris of ruined buildings and also in mass graves in Raqqa, media sources reported on Tuesday.

Media activists in Raqqa reported that the corpses of 9 civilians, including a child, 2 women and an elderly, have been found from under the debris of ruined buildings in al-Tose’eiyah neighborhood destroyed in the US raids over the past year.

They further said that bodies of 2 more victims were found from the debris of a building in al-Haramiyah neighborhood in Raqqa city.

Bodies of a sum of 10 ISIL victims have also been found in a mass grave in Panorama district in the Western part of Raqqa city.

A year after the US and its allies earned control over the Raqqa city, the dead bodies of Syrian civilians are still retrieved from mass graves and debris in Raqqa province.

Lattakia

The Syrian Army has begun amassing troops again in Northeastern Lattakia on Tuesday after the Russian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes over Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday evening.

According to a military source with the Syrian Army convoy that was sent to Northeastern Lattakia, several units from the 4th Armored Division deployed to the provincial border of Idlib, massdar news reported.

The source said that the army reinforcements were sent South of Kabani, a terrorist stronghold near al-Ghaab Plain, after the Russian Air Force heavily targeted the Turkestani Islamic Party (TIP) and Tahrir Al-Sham Hay’at West of Jisr al-Shughour.

He would add that the army is once again thinking about launching an offensive in this area, as the terrorists have repeatedly violated the ceasefire agreement in Lattakia, Idlib, Aleppo, and Hama provinces.

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