Syrian army on Sunday established control over several towns in Hama countryside, after fierce clashes with Nusra Front terrorists.
SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying that “security and stability were restored to Halfaya town and to a number of the neighboring villages in the northern countryside of Hama central province after destroying the last gatherings of Nusra Front there.”
The source said intensive operations were carried out against Nusra terrorists, and listed the liberated towns: Halfayia, Zalin, al-Wabida, Btaish, Zour al-Nasiryia and Zour Abu Zaid, and establishing control over Talet al-Nasiryia and Tal al-Mintar.
The source added that hundreds of terrorists were killed and injured and scores fled away leaving their arms behind them, according to the source.
The Syrian army seized 7 mortar launchers, two machinegun-equipped vehicles and a huge amount of varied ammunition, the source said noting that the engineering units in the Syrian army were dismantling the mines and the explosive devices planted by the terrorists at the streets and in the citizens’ houses.
“58 vehicles, 3 ammunition caches, 3 tanks and a booby-trapped vehicle were also destroyed in the operations,” SANA quoted the source as saying.