Syrian Army Repels Attacks in North of Hama Province, Up to 50 Terrorists Killed

Syria Hama

     The Syrian armed forces and local militia managed to repel the terrorists’ attacks in the north of Hama and killed about 50 terrorists, according to a source in militia.

   ALEPPO   The Syrian army and local militia repelled attacks by militants on villages in the north of the Syrian province of Hama, about 50 terrorists have been killed, a source in the militia told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

     “Yes, the Syrian Army and the militia managed to repel the terrorists’ attacks in the north of Hama. Some 40-50 terrorists have been killed, several our soldiers sustained serious injuries, they are now in military hospital,” the source said.

     Earlier in the day, a representative of the local militia said armed groups of terrorists were trying to seize four villages located between the Idlib and Hama provinces. He also added, that militants involved in the fighting were from different armed groups, linked to Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly known as Nusra Front, classified as terrorist organization in Russia.

     Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition groups, as well as terrorist formations, such as the Daesh, prohibited in many countries, including Russia and the United States.

Russian Military Delivers Over 5 Tonnes of Humanitarian Aid to Syria’s Hama

People gather around a Russian military truck to receive a food aid in Maarzaf, about 15 kilometers west of Hama, Syria, Wednesday, March 2, 2016

 

The Russian military has delivered over five tonnes of humanitarian aid to the town Suqaylabiyah in Syria’s Hama province, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at the Hmeymim airbase said Saturday.

SUQAYLABIYAH   The delivery had been organized in coordination with local authorities, he added, noting that priority was given to families of those killed in fighting, as well as disabled people, the elderly, women and children.

“The center has delivered five and a half tonnes of food, which include the most essential items, flour, rice, food rations,” reconciliation center representative Ruslan Tokarev told reporters.

“As a peacekeeping country, we are first and foremost helping the population to help them survive the war and reach victory,” Tokarev said.

Suqaylabiyah, a predominantly Eastern Orthodox town, has doubled its pre-war population of 17,000 residents due to an influx of refugees from other parts of the country, according to local administration head Muhammad Taros. The government is providing refugees with shelter, food and medical treatment, while local residents have housed a large number of refugees, he added.However, the town’s farms have suffered as a result of its proximity to the line of contact between government forces and terrorist groups. The town has undergone shelling by al-Nusra Front militants, Taros said.

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Daesh Strongholds Across Homs, Aleppo, Hama

A MiG-23 aircraft of the Syrian Air Force lands at the Hama airbase near the city of Hama, Syria's Hama Province

 

The Syrian Air Force intensified its bombing campaign of Daesh positions across the provinces of Homs, Hama and Aleppo, Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

“The ISIL [Daesh] positions in Maheen and Quaryatayn in the Central Homs province came under several air attacks by Syrian bombers, inflicting heavy damage on the terrorists’ sites,” FARS news agency reported citing sources as saying.

Similarly, Khneifis and Hama province saw a heavy bombardment of the Daesh terrorists’ defense lines, resulting in the killing and wounding of many militants.

“The Syrian air fleet also carried out combat flights over the ISIL [Daesh] centers in Ein al-Jamajmeh and al-Nejarah in the Northern Province of Aleppo, in which dozens of militants were killed or wounded and their military grid was also destroyed,” the sources said.

At least 33 Daesh terrorists were killed in the Syrian air attack on the three provinces. Earlier reports said that the Syrian fighter jets conducted several combat sorties over Daesh centers in at least four key battlefronts in Homs province, and bombed them heavier than ever, FARS reported.The air attacks have paved the way for the country’s ground forces to retake the towns and villages and move towards the ancient city of Palmyra.