The Syrian Arab Army establishes control over areas in Hama, Lattakia, Aleppo

Damascus, SANA – The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement on Monday that the Army and Armed Forces established control over the Free Zone in Aleppo and 13 towns, villages and areas in the countryside of Hama and Lattakia provinces.

The statement said that the various divisions of the Army and Armed Forces, and under concentrated cover fire from the Air Force and artillery and missile units, army units made remarkable achievements in its operations in the northern countryside of Hama province.

The General Command said that the Armed Forces established control over the towns and villages of Kafar Nabouda, Atshan, Qubeibat, Maarakaba, Oum Harten, Sekik, Tal Sekik, Tal al-Sakher, and al-Bahsa in the northern countryside of Hama province.

The statement said that operations on both sides of the administrative line between Hama and Idleb provinces resulted in the elimination of many terrorists, the destruction of a number of armored vehicles and ammo depots in al-Tamane’a, Sekik, and Tal Sekik, in addition to five machinegun-equipped vehciles three US-made TOW missile launch pads in Oum Harten.

The General Command said that operations also resulted in destroying terrorists’ command centers and weapon and ammo depots in Ma’aret al-Nu’man, Saraqeb, Haish, Muhambel, Tal Tera’I, east and north of al-Tamane’a, west of Sekik, south of Khan Sheikhoun, al-Latamneh, and Habbit, and Kafar Nabouda, while 20 vehicles transporting terrorists, weapons, and munitions were destroyed and large amounts of terrorists’ weapons, equipment, and ammo were seized east of Tal Sekik.

In the northern countryside of Lattakia province, army units established control over the towns of Jub al-Ahmar and Kafar Delbe, in addition to Katef Jouret al-Batikh hills and Ruwaiset Khandaq Jamo, the statement said, adding that army units continued to advance and established control over the southeastern outskirts of Salma town.

The General Command said that the army also targeted command centers and concentrations of terrorists in Tal A’as, Ruwaiset al-Qubour, Sama and Melouhet Katef al-Ghadr in the countryside of Lattakia province.

The statement went on to say that army units established full control over the entirety of the Free Zone area in Aleppo province after inflicting heavy losses upon ISIS terrorists and directing concentrated strikes on terrorists’ concentrations in the surroundings of Kuwairis Airport, confirming that this resulted in destroying terrorists’ command centers, weapon and ammo depots, and vehicles equipped with weapons.

The General Command stated that the successes achieved since the beginning of the wide-scale ground operation conducted with air and artillery support have resulted in inflicting heavy losses upon terrorist organizations, causing their morale to collapse and prompting large numbers of them to flee towards Turkish borders.

Hazem Sabbagh

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