The artillery and missile units pounded the positions and movements of Tahrir al-Sham in al-Zakat, al-Latamina, Morek, Kafr Zita, Latmin and al-Araba’een in Northern Hama, destroying several positons and military vehicles and killing or wounding a number of militants.
In the meantime, other units of the army continued mop-up operations Southwest of the town of al-Salamiyah and found a large volume of terrorists’ arms and ammunition, including mortar shells, rockets and rocket launchers in a tunnel in the farms near the village of al-Dalak.
In a relevant development on Friday, the Russian Air Force carried out a fresh round of airstrikes on terrorists’ positions and movements in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, destroying several bases and depots on Thursday night.
The fighter jets repeatedly struck the terrorists’ positions in the towns of Khan Sheikhoun, Kafr Zita, al-Latamina, Zakat and al-Salihiyah.
The airstrikes continued all night, despite the large presence of the Turkish troops in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.
The Russians previously avoided launching airstrikes over this part of the country due to the recent Astana peace agreement; however, due to the recent attacks by the terrorists, the Russians have now resumed airstrikes over Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.