Syrian army repulsed militants’ breakthrough attempt to the city of Hama, the administrative center of the eponymous province, TASS News Agency reported on September 19.
The city of Hama, which is located 220 kilometers away from Damascus, was attacked by militants of the Jabhat al-Nusra group (organization banned in Russia) from the northeast. The militants were stopped by the Syrian government forces. There are wounded and killed among the attackers.
The Syrian government forces withdrew part of their troops from the controlled territories to undertake a breakthrough to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, which was carried out on September 5, and to further advance on ISIL militants (organization banned in Russia), who were holding this territory. In an attempt to take advantage of this situation, the so-called moderate opposition decided to breach the positions of the Syrian Army.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency