The Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” – in coordination with the 87th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division, the 45th Regiment of the 1st Armored Division, and Liwaa Al-Assoud Al-Jabal (Lions of the Mountain Brigade) – have captured the strategically located hilltop at Tal Hamki in the northeastern countryside of the Al-Ghaab Plains after fierce clashes with the Islamist fighters of Jaysh Al-Fateh.

Tal Hamki and Tal ‘Awar are two steep hilltops that provide the Syrian Armed Forces with a logistical and positional advantage on the border of the Idlib and Hama Governorates.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Al-Ghaab Plains: Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, and Jund Al-‘Aqsa carried out a powerful assault on the town of Fawru, resulting in a morning of intense firefights between the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Islamist rebel fighters.

According to a military source in the town of Sqaylabiyah, the National Defense Forces successful repelled the first attacks on Fawru; however, Jabhat Al-Nusra and company are preparing for their third attempt to capture this imperative town located south of Al-Sirmaniyah and east of the Prophet Younis Mountains.

Firefights have also been reported between the Syrian Armed Forces and Jaysh Al-Fateh at the southern axis of Frikka, Al-Sirmaniyah, Al-Shari’ah, and Al-Masoura.

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