Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Militants Fighting in North of Hama Province Arrive From Damascus Suburb

Sputnik News

22:44 02.09.2016

Armed groups fighting in the north of Syrian Hama province are composed of militants who arrived from Darayya, southern suburb of Damascus, a source in the militia told RIA Novosti.

ALEPPO (Sputnik) – On August 25, the Syrian army and the so-called moderate armed opposition reached an agreement under which some 4,000 civilians were expected to leave Darayya, as well as 700 armed militants, who were to be taken to Idlib.

"According to our sources, terrorists, fighting in the north of Hama, are mainly composed of militants, who were allowed to leave Darayya and come to Idlib. Now they are attacking us and the army led by Jabhat Fatah al Sham, [al-Nusra Front]," the source said.

Earlier in the day, the Syrian army backed by local militia launched a counteroffensive in north of Hama province and retook the village of Maardes.

On Wednesday, a representative of the local militia said terrorists were trying to seize four villages located between the Idlib and Hama provinces.

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.


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