BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels attempted to advance their positions in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this morning.
Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party, the jihadist rebels were caught moving towards the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the town of Al-Masanah.
The Syrian Arab Army’s machine gunners opened fire on the jihadist rebels, forcing them to quickly disperse before they could reach the government’s lines in this part of northwest Hama.
According to a field report from Hama, the Syrian Arab Army managed to kill and wound a number of jihadist rebels that were participating in today’s attack.
Following the failed infiltration by the jihadist forces, the Syrian Arab Army resumed their shelling of the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
The Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted the jihadist defenses with surface-to-surface missiles and artillery shells, hitting a number posts near the towns of Al-Lataminah, Lahaya, and Khirbet Al-Naqous.
This latest confrontation comes just 24 hours after the jihadist rebels attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near Khirbet Al-Naqous in northwest Hama.