On Sunday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) received a wake-up call via the Russian Air Force inside the town of ‘Aqayrbat in the Hama Governorate’s eastern country, as the latter carried out four powerful airstrikes over the terrorist group’s frontline positions, while the Syrian Armed Forces prepared their morning assault.
Following the Russian Air Force’s aerial bombardment in eastern Hama, the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) from the large metropolitan city of Al-Salimiyah – launched an assault on the terrorist group’s positions at the Al-Hayl Farms, killing an estimated 45 enemy combatants from ISIS, while destroying a dozen armored vehicles.
Among the identified dead ISIS fighters at the Al-Hayl Farms were the following: Hussein Bassam ‘Abdel-Hadi, Issam Fouad Al-Khateeb, Radwan Nasser Saqr, Mohsen Mohammad Al-Ibrahim, Mohammad ‘Abdullah Iskenderun, Khalil Bashir Hashami, Ghassan ‘Umar Al-Zhaghout, Yousef Mohammad Wazhir, and Mohammad Hassan Shiraz.
The Syrian Arab Army and their allies have been relatively successful in the Hama Governorate’s eastern countryside as of late; this has been due to the Russian Air Force’s powerful aerial campaign over the province.
ISIS has relied on the eastern Hama countryside to carry out a number of attacks on the Syrian Armed Forces around central Syria; this includes a number of attacks in northern Homs and the Aleppo Governorate’s southeastern countryside.