Syrian Army Repels Attack of Some 200 Militants, Armored Vehicles in Hama – MoD

Middle East

Syrian forces repelled on Friday evening the attack of Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group (formerly al-Nusra) in the Syrian province of Hama, the Russian centre for Syrian Reconciliation reported Saturday.

According to the Russian military, at least 50 militants were killed and one tank with 5 SUVs was destroyed.

“About 200 militants, two tanks, an infantry fighting vehicle, 13 all-terrain vehicles with heavy machine guns took part in the attack on the Syrian government forces. The attacking militant groups were scattered and retreated”, the Russian military reported.

On Saturday, militants from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group which emerged after the dissolution of Al Nusra shelled Syrian Hama province with 20 projectiles, killing at least 4 people and injuring 7 civilians, according to the Russian centre for Syrian Reconciliation. The terrorists have launched an offensive in the Idlib demilitarized zone, attacking positions of the Syrian government forces near the settlements of al-Hairat and Mgair in the north of Hama province.

“On the morning of 25 May 2019, militants of the Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group from the Idlib de-escalation zone opened fire from multiple launch rocket systems at Ain al-Qrum and Al-Suqaylabiyah in the northern part of Hama province. 20 missiles have been fired. At least four civilians were killed in the attack, seven people were injured”, the statement said.

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