The Syrian Army launched massive operations against the strongholds of the militant groups in Central Hama province, and killed at least 20 fighters in the battlefields, military sources said.
The sources said that the army men raided the gathering centers of militant groups in the nearby areas of Job al-Mazare, Jana al-Elbawi, Kfar Zeita and Qasr Bin Wardan in Hama, and killed more than 20 fighters in the fighting areas.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 210,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.