"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Army expands control in northern countryside of Hama, targets terrorists in other areas- SANA

Provinces, SANA – Army and Armed Forces units on Saturday made new advances in its ongoing military operations against Jabhat al-Nusra and terror groups affiliated to it in the northern countryside of Hama province.
SANA’s correspondent in Hama said that army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, engaged in violent clashes with terrorist groups in al-Nasseriye and al-Mintar hills, killing and injuring many terrorists in the process and establishing control over a strategic point north of Souran near the turnpike leading to the town of Lahaya, in addition to establishing control over the farms of al-Nasseriye town located between the towns of Helfaya and Tibet al-Imam.
The correspondent said that clashes were preceded by targeting terrorists’ positions in the front lines with intensive volleys of rockets, which resulted in destroying several fortified positions and killing large numbers of terrorists, including Shahoud Abu Ali who was a field commander of Ahrar al-Cham Movement terror group.
Army units also carried out intensive special operations targeting terrorists’ supply lines coming from al-Latamneh and Kafr Zeta towards Helfaya town, which resulted in destroying many vehicles, the correspondent went on to say, adding that the army’s operations expanded control in the northern countryside, securing the town of Qamhana with several defensive lines, and closing in on terrorists located in Helfaya.
Later, the source said that army units destroyed machinegun-equipped armored vehicles for al-Nusra terrorists and killed a number of them in al-Boweidah, Hilfaya, Maerkabbeh, al-Lihaya al-Sharqieh, al-Lihaya al-Gharbieh, and al-Lattamineh in the northern country of Hama.