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Hama: ISIL Suffers Heavy Casualties in Syrian, Russian Airstrikes

The Syrian and Russian fighter jets carried out a fresh round of combat flights over ISIL’s movements and position in Eastern Hama on Wednesday, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their military hardware in large scale.

The warplanes bombed ISIL’s movements and strongholds East of Aqarib region heavily, killing or wounding tens of terrorists and destroying their military vehicles.

In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units targeted ISIL’s defense lines in Aqarib, killing several terrorists.

Also, the army men engaged in fierce clashes with Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists that tried to storm the pro-government forces’ positions West of the town of al-Salamiyah from the direction of al-Satahiyat and Eidoun, and repelled the terrorists’ attacks.

The Al-Nusra left behind a number of dead and injured members and retreated from the battle field.

Field sources reported that five bomb-laden drones of Al-Nusra were targeted and downed by the army men near Jourin in Northwestern Hama.

A military source said on Monday that a large number of fresh army soldiers, including fighters of Dar’a al-Qalamoun, and a large volume of military equipment were dispatched by the army to the Eastern direction of the town of al-Salamiyah to take part in an imminent large-scale operation in Central Syria.

Meanwhile, the source said that the army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL along the oil pipeline, inflicting major casualties on the terrorists.

In the meantime, the Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIL’s movements in the village of Abu Habilat, Abu Hanaya and Salba in Aqayrabat region, killing and wounding a large number of terrorists.

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