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Syrian Army Close to Terrorists’ Key Base in Idlib Province

TEHRAN The Syrian army forces continued military operations in Northern Hama, regaining control of several regions and reaching the strategic town of al-Habit in the Southern part of Idlib province.

The Syrian army troops, backed by artillery fire, engaged in heavy clashes with Tahrir al-Sham militants in Northwestern Hama, recapturing the town of al-Sakhar and Tal al-Sakhar.

Meantime, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the army forces have gained control over the town of al-Jaisat in Northern Hama near the border with Idlib province, adding that they have approached the town of al-Habit in Southern Idlib, one of the terrorists' strategic bases.

In a relevant development on Tuesday, the Syrian army and air force pounded the terrorists' movements in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib after ceasefire failed there, a military source said.

The Syrian Army's artillery and missile units heavily pounded the terrorists' military positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, destroying several military positions and equipment as well as killing a number of militants, the source said.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency reported that the Syrian Air Force conducted several raids on the centers, military positions and bases of the terrorists in the towns of al-Latamineh, Kafar Zita and al-Zuka in Northern Hama and in the city of Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

Meantime, the Syrian Army announced that after continued attacks by terrorists on safe zones and lack of commitment of Turkey to implement the Sochi Agreement, the military operations will be resumed by the Syrian Army in Northern Syria.

A Syrian Army military source also reiterated that the terrorist groups launched rocket attacks on Humeimem military base in Northern Lattakia.

Source: Fars News Agency