Hama, Syria (9:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Jund Al-Aqsa (Al-Qaeda franchise) and their allies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched a large-scale offensive on Monday to capture several villages in the northern Hama countryside.
Jund Al-Aqsa and their allies managed to capture several villages from the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Monday, including Helfaya, Al-Buwaydah, Zalin, and Al-Massasnah.
Following the capture of Halfaya from the government forces, Jund Al-Aqsa and their allies turned their attention to the key village of Taybat Al-Imam, which is located along the main road to the provincial capital of the Hama Governorate.
Despite their thin supply line that stretches from the southern countryside of Idlib to northern Hama, the jihadist rebels now have their sights set on the provincial capital, which will be within striking range if Taybat Al-Imam is captured.
Currently, clashes are still raging to the north of Taybat Al-Imam; however, civilians have already fled in fear of the jihadist rebels capturing the village.