The Syrian army units, backed by popular forces, regained control of the strategic town of Ma’an in Northern Hama on Thursday after heavy clashes with the terrorist groups.
“Amy units reestablished control and stability over Ma’an town in the Northern parts of Hama province,” a military source said.
In another development, a number of tanks, heavy vehicles and machinegun-equipped vehicles belonging to Jeish al-Fatah terrorists were destroyed on Thursday morning in airstrikes against their gatherings and positions in the Northern parts of the Central province.
The military source said that the Syrian air force carried out intensive strikes against positions, convoys of vehicles and supply routes of the terrorist groups in the villages and towns of Taibet al-Imam and its surroundings, Souran and Eastern and Northern parts of it, Ma’rdas, Mourek, Toloul al-Humr, Tal Bazam, North of Tal Za’tar, Kafr Zita, Skek, Tal Howair, Atshan, Tal Tar’ai, Hisrayia, and al-Latamina in the Northern parts of Hama.
The source added that tens of terrorists were killed in the airstrikes as many of their tanks and vehicles, some of which equipped with various types of machineguns, were destroyed.
According to the source, another army unit ambushed a terrorist group that attempted to infiltrate from Quneitra village into Khneifees village in the Southwestern parts of Salamyieh city, Southern Hama, by detonating mines on the way of militants.
Army sources said on Wednesday that the Syrian army troops cut off most supply lines of the terrorist groups in Northern Hama, while the remaining few open roads to the militant-held regions are not safe enough to transfer forces and arms supplies.
“Syrian army soldiers have directed heavy attacks on terrorists’ positions along their supply lines in Northern Hama, cutting off most of roads used by the militants to transfer cargos,” the sources said.
Also, Spokesman for Jeish al-Nasr Abu al-Majd al-Homsi told Smart Network militants in Northern Hama are faced with a severe lack of arms, ammunition and medical equipment after their lines of supplies were taken by the army, cautioning that the current situation and the acute shortage will end finally in the eruption of fresh infighting among terrorists.