BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – Artillery units of the Syrian Arab Army have carried out a retaliation strike against two key rebel strongholds in Hama province’s northern countryside after militant groups shelled a Christian town.
On Monday afternoon, the Syrian Christian town of Saqalbiyah in northern Hama was hit by at least two Grad rockets fired by armed rebel groups.
Artillery forces of the Syrian Army responded promptly to the attack, shelling the nearby militant strongholds of Al-Latamaneh and Kafr Zita with rockets and heavy guns.
In particular, Syrian Army Grad launchers unleashed entire salvos (40 rockets per unit) of rocket fire on the stronghold of Al-Latamenah – a fortress town that has withstood army attacks and re-capture for over five years – in the counter-barrage.
During recent hours, a militant activist from Al-Latamenah released footage (available at the end of this article) over rebel and opposition social media outlets showing the ferociousness of the Syrian Army retaliation strike.