The artillery and missile units opened very heavy fire at Jeish al-Izzah’s positions in the towns of Latamina and Kafr Zita, scoring several direct hits on the enemy positions in the process.
The Syrian Army attack was conducted in retaliation for Jeish l-Izzah’s prior attack on the recently reconciled towns in Southern Hama.
Well-informed sources in Central Syria reported on Wednesday that the terrorist groups embarked on forming a new coalition in Homs and Hama provinces to slow down the Syrian Army advances.
The sources said that most of the terrorist groups in Northern Homs and Southern Hama agreed on setting up a Joint Operation Room under a united command in the central regions between the two provinces.
The sources further said that the terrorists of al-Faylaq al-Rabeh, Jeish al-Tohid, Faylaq al-Sham, al-Watan Tahrir Movement, Jeish al-Izzah, Jeish al-Homs, al-Houleh Operation Room, al-Rastan, Southern Hama Operation Room, Eastern Region and Southwestern Region joined the newly-formed coalition that is under the command of Ibrahim Bakar Abu Khalil.
They added that the newly-formed coalition is said to aim to face the army advances in Central Syria. Yet, the army is implementing a reconciliation plan in Southeastern Hama and is on the verge of purging the region of terrorists, they said.