TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria’s army and its allies repelled large-scale attacks spearheaded by the notorious al-Nusra Front terrorist group on the western Syrian city of Hama.

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The terrorists late on Saturday launched the attacks against Syrian military posts from the directions of Latimnah and Hasraya in Hama northern countryside, SANA reported.

The northern Hama area is adjacent to the province of Idlib, where there are large concentrations of Takfiri militants.

During the counterattack, army units conducted artillery strikes against the terrorists in the areas of Wadi al-Dawrat, Latamiah and Hasraya.

The army inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists’ ranks, destroying their positions.

Idlib and some surrounding areas are the last major bastions of Takfiri terrorists and anti-government militants in Syria, where the Syrian government has in recent months retaken much of the territory it had lost since the conflict erupted in the country in 2011.