TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian Army forces carried out operations in inter-provincial regions between northern Hama and southern Idlib provinces on Wednesday afternoon killing scores of Nusra Front affiliated terrorists in response to breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement.
SANA reported that an army unit carried out rocket strikes targeting vehicles belonging to al-Nusra Front terrorists on the outskirts of Tarmala town in southern countryside of Idlib, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their vehicles.
The army troops also targeted fortified positions of the “Turkistani Party” terrorists in al-Minzar and Khattab hill in the surroundings of Jisr al-Shughour city in Idlib’s southwestern countryside, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying some of their hideouts and positions.
In Hama’s northern countryside, reports indicated that army units shelled positions of Nusra Front militants as well as al-Ezza Brigades terrorists with artillery fire and destroyed their vehicles on the outskirts of al-Madiq Castle and al-Zakat villages and in the village and town of al-Ankwai and Jaata, as well as the surroundings of al-Qasabiya in Shahashbo mountain, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their hideouts and military equipment.
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.