TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian forces launched separate attacks against al-Nusra terrorists’ positions in Idlib and Hama, killing and injuring scores of them.
Syrian troops on Monday targeted the gatherings of al-Nusra militants in the area of al-Bashiryia, located in the northwestern countryside of Idlib, and inflicted losses on them, SANA reported.
Separately, the army forces shelled the terrorists in Hama after they attempted to sneak from the outskirts of al-Latamina and Hasraya into safe areas in the city’s northern countryside.
Large groups of the militants were killed and injured during the raids. Their vehicles in al-Karakat and Qal’at al-Madiq villages were also destroyed.
The counterattacks came after the militants attempted to target army posts in the areas and in fact violated the de-escalation zone agreement reached following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on September 17.
The Syrian government’s attacks on terrorists’ positions in Idlib and Hama come in the wake of reports that members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, together with militants from the so-called Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria, are mounting chemical warheads on more than a hundred missiles in cooperation with European experts in Idlib.