TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A source from Syrian military said that Takfiri terrorist groups positioned in Idlib province are preparing to launch attacks on the safe areas and army positions in Hama and Lattakia provinces.
The Syrian state-run SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying that the “armed terrorist groups positioned in Idlib province and its surroundings are seeking to transport more arms and mobilize large numbers of terrorists to start an attack in the directions of Hama and Lattakia.”
The source added that those terrorist groups had brought large reinforcements to an area near Mourek in northern countryside of Hama province and are preparing to target the Syrian army positions as well as the civilians in the surrounding areas “in an implementation of foreign agendas which target the safety of all Syrians.”
The source also said that “all the movements of the terrorists are tracked moment by moment,” indicating that all of what the terrorists have been doing in a few days affirms that they are about to escalate their hostilities which will be the beginning of their end.
Syrian military forces on Saturday targeted terrorist hideouts in northwestern Syria and managed to destroy the dens of terrorists in southern countryside of Idlib province as well as the neighboring Hama province.
The Russian Defence Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides also said on Saturday that the militants are teaming up under the leadership of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the south of the Syrian Idlib de-escalation zone presumably to launch an offensive on the city of Hama, according to Sputnik.
“According to the available data, in recent days, in the areas of the settlements of Ltamenah and Kafr Zita, located in the south of the Idlib de-escalation zone, militant groups of various illegal armed formations are concentrating and uniting under the command of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group. It could not be ruled out they are creating shock troops, the probable target of which could be an attack on the city of Hama,” the center’s spokesperson said at a briefing.
Previously, the head of Russia’s Reconciliation Centre in Syria said that militant groups acting in the Idlib de-escalation zone haven’t ceased their attempts to attack Russia’s Hmeymim base and Syrian government troops, adding that the terrorists attempted to shell Hmeymim airbase using multiple-launch rocket systems as well as drones twelve times over the past month.