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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Lays Siege to Tahrir Al-Sham’s Bastion in Southern Idlib

TEHRAN The Damascus Army continued its military operations in Northern Hama over the past 24 hours, and laid siege on a main stronghold of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) from two different directions in Southern Idlib.

The Syrian Army units continued their clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists after taking full control of the town of Jisat in Northern Hama. The Damascus Army regained control over Savameh Jisat and Damion Farms after inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

Syrian Army, in its recent advances in Northern Hama, has laid siege on the town of al-Hobait, one of main bastions of Tahrir al-Sham in Southern Idlib, from the Southern and Western directions, the Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik News Agency reported.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in provinces across Syria.

Idlib

The Syrian Army continued its military operations in Northern Hama, and laid siege on a main stronghold of Tahrir al-Sham from two different directions in Southern Idlib.

The Syrian Army units continued their clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists after taking full control of the town of Jisat in Northern Hama. The Damascus Army regained control over Savameh Jisat and Damion Farms after inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik News Agency, meantime, reported that the Syrian Army, in its recent advances in Northern Hama, has laid siege on the town of al-Hobait, one of main bastions of Tahrir al-Sham in Southern Idlib, from the Southern and Western directions.

A battlefield source also noted that the strategic town of al-Hobait is considered the intersection of Eastern, Northern and Northwestern parts of Hama. Al-Hobait is also the supply line and a passage for logistical aid to the terrorists in Khan Sheikhoun.

The terrorist groups have built complex underground tunnel networks in Khan Sheikhoun and its surrounding farms in recent years.

Eastern Euphrates

The Turkish Army has prepared thousands of militants for an upcoming military operation against the Kurdish militia is Eastern Euphrates, the Arabic-language media outlets reported.

The pro-militant Arabic-language Qassiyoun news website quoted commander of the so-called National Army affiliated to the Turkish Army Yousef Hamoud as saying that a sum of 14,000 Ankara-backed terrorists are ready for imminent military operations in Eastern Syria.

Hamoud noted that the military offensive against the Kurdish militia will take place in line with political agreements reached between the US and Turkey.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a Turkish military source as saying that Ankara's military operations against Kurds will probably be conducted in coming days.

Meantime, several militants were killed in a recent attack by the Turkish army and its affiliated militants on Kurdish militia positions in Northern Aleppo.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recent announced the start of a new round of military operations against Kurds in Eastern Syria in the near future, which he described as an extension of the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations.

Hama

The terrorist groups sustained heavy losses and casualties in the Syrian and Russian military operations on their bases in Northern Syria, media sources said Friday.

The Syrian Army has managed to regain control of tens of regions in Northern and Northwestern Hama stretching towards the administrative borders with Idlib province, including several strategic bases of the terrorists, after the latter set up a joint operation room, reinforced their military positions, built tunnels and were equipped with modern weapons, Sham News website reported.

Syrian military expert Ali Maqsoud said that the terrorist groups have been badly disarrayed after the Syrian Army's rapid advances in Northern Hama which was supported by the Russian Air Force, and as their lines and strategic positions in Northern Syria, including the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun along Damascus-Aleppo Road in Idlib Province, were destroyed.

Maqsoud noted that the Syrian Army killed a large number of terrorists and destroyed their military vehicles in ambush operations in al-Arabaeen and al-Zuka towns and the strategic town of Hasraya in Northern Hama that was a main depot of the militants' US-made arms and military equipment.

Homs

The Syrian Army's air and ground forces pounded the ISIL's movements and military convoys in Badiyeh (desert) Homs and in the surrounding areas of Palmyra in Eastern Homs, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorist group.

The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL terrorists near T3 Station and Avirez Dam in Eastern Badiyeh in Eastern Homs, killing and injuring a number of them.

The Syrian air force also pounded the ISIL's movements near Badiyeh Palmyra and al-Saneh around Abu Rajmin Mountain, Humeimeh region, Avirez Dam to the provincial border with Deir Ezzur, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

A battlefield source, meantime, said that the Syrian Army's air and ground forces destroyed several military convoys of the ISIL in Palmyra's Badiyeh and in Eastern Sukhneh as they were moving towards the Syrian Army positions.

Meantime, a large number of civilians escaped the US-controlled al-Rukban Refugee Camp in al-Tanf region of Homs province despite intensive measures by the US-backed militants to incarcerate the refugees in the camp.

The Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper quoted special sources as saying that around 200 to 300 civilians, most of them women and children, left al-Rukban Camp in al-Tanf region near the border with Iraq via Jaliqam crossing towards areas controlled by the Syrian Army in Eastern Homs.

The newspaper noted that the flow of the civilians from al-Rukban Refugee Camp takes place while the US forces and their allied militants are blocking the Syrian citizens' exit from the camp to use the camp as a shield against the Syrian army.

The residents of al-Rukban, who have recently left the refugee camp, have pointed to the camp's critical conditions and acute shortage of hygienic and health conditions as well as shortage of foodstuff, and said that the US Army and its allied militants are still blocking the exit of civilians from the refugee camp.

Nearly 28,000 civilians are being held in al-Rukban camp in Homs province which is under occupation by the US and its affiliated militants in al-Tanf region.

Source: Fars News Agency