At least 11 jihadi fighters have been killed, 9 others severely injured as a landmine exploded in their vehicle in the town of Murak, located nearly 30 km to the north of Hama.
According to local sources, 20 militants from Jund al-Aqsa Salafi group – all of them are descendants of Jabal –al-Zawiya – were being transported in a bus when a landmine previously planted by the Syrian Army went off.
The sources said that government troops have set up dozens of landmines and IEDs before being driven out of the town in November 2015.
Jund al-Aqsa is a radical group formerly affiliated with Jabhet al-Nusra. The group jointly fought alongside ISIS terror group in the 2016 Khanasir offensive.