BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels responded to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) powerful ambush by launching a powerful attack in the northern countryside of Hama.
Using heavy artillery and missiles, the Turkish-backed rebels of Jaysh Al-‘Izza repeatedly struck the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses in northern Hama.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the militant attack on Hama, coupled with those in Latakia and Aleppo, resulted in the death of at least a half dozen Syrian soldiers.
“Over the past 24 hours, insurgents attacked Tel-Maraq, Tell Bizam, Qubeybat-abu-al-Houda, Halfaya in Hama province, Ikko, Latakia province, Shukaydila and Zakhabia in Aleppo province, and western outskirts of Aleppo city. During an attack at Tall-Maraq in Hama province, two Syrian servicemen were wounded. Six Syrian servicemen died and three were wounded in Hama province as a result an attack at Halfaya,” the ministry said in its daily bulletin.
The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides has also held a meeting with the local authorities of eastern province of Deir ez-Zor to discuss restoration of infrastructure.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the government forces fighting against numerous opposition groups and militant and terrorist organizations. Russia, along with Turkey and Iran, is a guarantor of the ceasefire regime in Syria.