TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops continued their anti-terrorism operation in Northern Hama and managed to drive terrorist out of the key town of Souran, inflicting major casualties on the militants.
The army men engaged in tough battle with the terrorists in Souran and managed to push them back from the town, killing and wounding over 30 militants.
Military sources, meantime, reported that the rest of the terrorists fled the battlefield.
The sources added that the army’s engineering units started defusing landmines planted by the terrorists and their bomb-laden vehicles immediately after capturing Souran.
Other sources said that the army will continue its large-scale operation towards the town of Taybat al-Imam after militants in Souran fled towards that town.
The field source also said that terrorists of al-Hezb al-Islami al-Turkistani who failed to prevail over government forces’ positions in Lattakia province have moved toward Hama to back their comrades in the Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board).
The same source said that the Russian and Syrian fighter jets have launched airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the towns of Taybat al-Imam, al-Latamina and Kafr Zita simultaneous with the ground forces’ operation in Northern Hama.
Also the Syrian and Russian fighter jets launched massive air raids on hideouts, tunnels and arms depots of Al-Nusra Front in a key town in Northwestern Hama on Sunday, destroying several command posts.
A well-informed source said that the Russian and Syrian fighter jets bombed the caves and tunnels of Al-Nusra in the town of Latamina, destroying the caves and tunnels that were used by the terrorists to depot weapons, ammunition and US-made anti-tank TOW missiles.
The source further added that several command posts with a number of commanders inside and several underground hideouts of Al-Nusra were targeted and destroyed by powerful missiles of the warplanes in Latamina.