BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The last 24 hours have witnessed the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary groups drive Islamic State militants from three towns in the semi-desert countryside of northeast Hama province.

On Sunday, Syrian troops kicked-off their anti-ISIS operation across northeast Hama in earnest, seizing the towns of Aniq Bajrah and Tutah right off the bat after a swift armored assault that was preceded by artillery shelling of jihadist positions.

On Monday morning, Islamic State militant were pushed to withdraw from Abu Hariq following another armored assault (again backed up by heavy artillery bombardment) by the Syrian Army proved too much to handle.

Despite the modest success so far achieved by pro-government forces in northeast Hama (many of them being veteran units from the Republican Guard and Qalamoun Shield Forces), they have a daunting operation ahead of them as ISIS controls around one hundred towns and villages throughout northwest Syria.

The Syrian Ministry of Defense has released video footage showing the operation by pro-government forces which led to the capture of Abu Hariq, Aniq Bajrah and Tutah

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 158
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    158
    Shares
ALSO READ  Jihadist rebels launch new attack in southern Aleppo

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.