TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian army forces carried out powerful strikes on fortified positions and supply routes of terrorist organizations in Hama and Idlib on Friday, inflicting heavy losses upon militants in the region.

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SANA reported that the army units targeted fortified positions of al-Nusra Front militants and other affiliated terrorist groups on the outskirts of Kafar Zeita and al-Latamina in northern Hama, using artillery and rocket shells.

The strikes resulted in killing and injuring several terrorists and destroying their rocket launch-pads.

The army’s strikes came in response to the terrorists’ frequent attacks on civilian villages and towns of Hama.

The army’s strikes on the towns of Kafar Zeita and al-Thamina where the militants were taking shelter came in response to their frequent attacks on safe villages and towns, such as the outskirts of al-Habbit in southern Idlib as well as al-Sheikh Hadid and al-Garniya in northern and southern Hama, where the terrorists’ constant attacks caused material damage to the locals’ houses, properties and a number of agricultural fields.

In southern Idlib, the report added, the army units used rocket fire to target al-Nusra terrorists in al-Mastouma town and the vicinity of Jabal al-Arba’een while they were heading for south toward Ariha city.

A number of terrorists were killed and injured, while the rest fled towards the adjacent village of Musaybeen where some terrorist groups are positioned.

Under a deal reached following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in September, all militants should have withdrawn from the demilitarization zone by October 15.

However, al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri terrorists said they refuse to either leave the buffer zone or hand over their weapons.