TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued its anti-terrorism operation in Northern Hama, expanding the range of its advances against Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) near two key towns.
The soldiers of the Fifth division of the army, backed up by the country’s Air Forces, stormed Al-Nusra’s positions and managed to advance against them near the town of Halfaya, laying siege on the militants in the town from three directions.
In the meantime, the army men drove Al-Nusra out of al-Azreh hill and laid siege on the terrorists in the town of Taybat al-Imam after advancing towards Northwest of Hama province.
Field sources reported that the army units managed to advance against terrorists from the village of al-Tawim towards the villages of al-Qabir and Ma’arzaf, inflicting major losses on Al-Nusra, adding that the army men further changed their way towards al-Majdal region and reopened Mahradeh-Hama highway, lifting terrorists’ siege on Mahradeh.
In relevant developments in the province on Saturday, the artillery and missile units pounded the gathering centers and movements of Al-Nusra in the towns and villages of Souran, Taybat al-Imam, Abuyizeh, North of Ma’an, Tal (hill) Howeir, Tal Bazam, East of Morek and al-Dahdouh, killing and wounding a large number of terrorists and destroying their equipment in large scale.