An Islamic Front leader and former Syrian Air Force officer, ‘Abdel-Salaam Hamideh, was killed today during the Syrian Air Force bombardment of Khan Al-‘Assal in the Aleppo Governate. Hamideh achieved the ranking of “Colonel” before his defection from the Syrian Air Force in 2011. According to a source in Aleppo, over 20 militants were killed along with Hamideh, when a Syrian Air Force jet bombed an armored convoy leaving the city of Khan Al-Assal.
The Syrian Air Force targeted a large Islamic Front gathering in the village of Sobheihiyeh, located a few kilometers away from the Syrian Arab Army controlled city of Al-Safira. Over 10 militants were killed during the bombardment, including the leader of the battalion, Yousif Al-Ghawi. The Syrian Air Force destroyed the rebel hideout and the self-propelled artillery weapon in the possession of the latter.
In west Hama, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” have reportedly entered the strategic village of Al-Lataminah, killing scores of militants in the process. Tiger Forces commander, Colonel Soheil Al-Hassan, expressed his satisfaction with the progress made in the Hama Governate, during an interview with Syrian State Television.