The jihadist rebels launched a big offensive in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this afternoon, a military source told Al-Masdar.
According to the source, the jihadist rebels, led by Tanzim Hurras Al-Deen, stormed the National Defense Forces’ (NDF) positions at the Tal Bizam axis in a bid to overwhelm them.
In response to the attack, the source said that the Syrian Army and NDF units in Mhardeh rained several missiles on the jihadist positions, with some projectiles landing close to the Turkish observation post near the town of Morek.
The source added that the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) is now launching several airstrikes over the jihadist positions in the northern countryside of Hama.
No advances have been reported thus far.
The jihadist rebels have posted on social media that this attack on the Tal Bizam axis is in response to the Syrian Arab Army’s recent offensive in southwest Syria.
Prior to today’s attack, the jihadist rebels threatened to launch a big attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in retaliation for the Daraa offensive, so this assault from the opposition groups was expected by the Syrian Arab Army in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.