Russian Fighter Jets Carry out Several Combat Flights over Terrorist Centers in Hama
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian fighter jets launched massive air raids on terrorists’ positions and gathering centers in Northwestern Hama, inflicting major losses on the militants.
The Russian warplanes, simultaneous with the army troops’ operation South of the town of Halfaya, carried out ten combat sorties and bombed heavily the positions of Jeish al-Izzah and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) in Halfaya, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
Field sources reported that the army used hundreds of soldiers and attacked terrorists’ positions South of Halfaya but a large number of militants in the battlefield slowed down the government forces’ advances in the region.
In the meantime, the army men launched fresh attacks on terrorists’ strongholds in various regions in Northern Hama and managed to advance in regions stretching to the towns of Souran and Taybat al-Imam.
Reports said on Thursday that the Syrian army soldiers, backed by fighter jets, continued military operations against the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in the Eastern parts of Hama province, advancing further towards the strategic town of Souran.
The army units advanced in the Eastern parts of Souran towards the town’s cemetery after clashes with al-Nusra terrorists in Northern Hama.
Concurrent with the army advance, the terrorists’ defense lines fell and the militants were forced to retreat.
Meantime, the Syrian air force pounded the al-Nusra Front positions in the two towns of Souran and Taybat al-Imam in Northern Hama, killing tens of militants and destroying their military equipment.
Also, the Syrian and Russian fighter jets launched airstrikes against an ISIL position in Um Mil village in Aqayrabat region of Eastern Salamiyah, inflicting tens of losses on the terrorists and wounding several others.
The Syrian army’s artillery units also targeted the terrorists’ moves in Western al-Salamiyah, killing and wounding dozens of militants and forcing others to flee the scene.