Russian, Syrian Warplanes Launch Heavy Airstrikes on Terrorists in Northern Hama

Russian, Syrian Warplanes Launch Heavy Airstrikes on Terrorists in Northern Hama
Thu Oct 13, 2016 19:00:29

The Syrian and Russian fighter jets in joint operations smashed the terrorists' gathering centers and weapons in the Northern parts of Hama, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants.

According to military sources, the airstrikes destroyed a number of tanks and vehicles and killed dozens of terrorists in their gathering centers and headquarters in the towns of Tayebal-Imam and its surroundings as well as the Northern and Eastern parts of Suran and Maardas.

The terrorists also suffered major losses in the Syrian and Russian air force attacks in Morek, al-Hamar hills, Tal Bazam, Tal Za'tar, Kafr Zita, Skaik, Atshan, al-Lataminah in Northern Hama, the sources said.

Army sources said on Wednesday that the Syrian troops had cut off most supply lines of the terrorist groups in Northern Hama, while the remaining few open roads to the militant-held regions are not safe enough to transfer forces and arms supplies.

"Syrian army soldiers have directed heavy attacks on terrorists' positions along their supply lines in Northern Hama, cutting off most of roads used by the militants to transfer cargos," the sources said.

Also, Spokesman for Jeish al-Nasr Abu al-Majd al-Homsi told Smart Network militants in Northern Hama are faced with a severe lack of arms, ammunition and medical equipment after their lines of supplies were taken by the army, cautioning that the current situation and the acute shortage will end finally in the eruption of fresh infighting among terrorists.

Battlefield sources said on Tuesday that the Syrian army troops and National Defense Forces pushed back the militants from their strongholds in Northern Hama and took control of a small but key town in the region.

"Syrian government forces, in a fresh round of joint attacks, inflicted major losses on the militants and drove them out of Kawkab," the sources said.

"The militants suffered a heavy death toll and pulled the remaining pockets of their forces back from the battlefield to evade more casualties," they added.

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