BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – Footage has been released on pro-government social media showing the final actions of the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces in their reducing of ISIS defenses in rural Hama.
The footage is mostly centered around the actions of the National Defense Forces which played a major role in anti-insurgency operations against ISIS militants throughout the Hama provincial region over the last several weeks.
Based on the video below, it appears that the final phase of the operation saw lightly-armed storming forces – utilizing gun-trucks, grenade launchers and sniper teams – clear the final towns and villages in rural Hama.
About one week ago, pro-government forces succeeded in liberating all of rural Hama from ISIS militants after besieging them weeks beforehand.
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Posted by الدفاع الوطني on Friday, October 6, 2017