Syrian forces launch retaliatory strikes in Idlib, Hama
Iran Press TV
Sun Jun 16, 2019 01:04PM
Syrian government forces have conducted retaliatory strikes against the positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in Hama and Idlib provinces.
SANA reported army units on Sunday conducted concentrated bombardments targeting terrorist positions in Hama's northern countryside in an area between al-Sayyad village and Kafr Zita town, killing a number of the terrorists.
The reporter added that the terrorists' vehicles and rocket launching pads were also targeted and destroyed in the strikes.
In a separate operation, Syrian forces conducted concentrated bombardments targeting a number of terrorists' positions in al-Fatira town in the surroundings of Kafr Nabl in Idlib's southern countryside, destroying an ammunition depot there.
Syrian forces launched the strikes after the terrorists refused to honor the ceasefire agreement aimed at halting clashes between Syrian forces and militants in the area.
On Saturday, the terrorists had breached the de-escalation zone agreement and fired rocket shells on the villages of al-Sheikh Hadid, al-Jalma and al-Azizyia destroying homes and properties, and causing fire to agricultural lands in Hama and Idleb countryside.
Syrian government forces have managed to liberate almost all the Syrian lands occupied by terrorist outfits.
A de-escalation agreement froze a Syrian offensive to liberate Idlib, where between 10,000 and 15,000 militants are said to be hiding.
Militants have persisted in their stay in the zone, refusing to leave the area while repeatedly violating the ceasefire by staging attacks in the region.
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