Assad regime seizes northern Hama countryside, encircles Turkey's observation point

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Read: 611     14:19     23 August 2019    

The forces loyal to the regime of Bashar Assad seized a pocket of territory in northwest Syria from opposition fighters who had held the towns since the early years of the war, state-run news agency SANA said Friday.


According to the regime, its troops have seized the villages of Latamneh, Latmeen, Kfar Zeita and Lahaya, as well as the village of Morek, where Turkey maintains an observation post.

The Assad forces pushed deep into the small cluster of towns and their environs in the Hama countryside since the morning, encircling the opposition forces and Turkey's No. 9 observation point, state media and a monitor said.

The Assad regime, backed by Russian air cover, had laid siege to opposition-held villages in the central province of Hama earlier this week, following rapid advances.

Idlib, near the Turkish border, is the last major opposition-controlled province in Syria. A regime offensive in the area has killed hundreds and led to the displacement of close to 450,000.

Daily Sabah



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Assad regime seizes northern Hama countryside, encircles Turkey's observation point

2019/08/1566554297.jpg
Read: 612     14:19     23 August 2019    

The forces loyal to the regime of Bashar Assad seized a pocket of territory in northwest Syria from opposition fighters who had held the towns since the early years of the war, state-run news agency SANA said Friday.


According to the regime, its troops have seized the villages of Latamneh, Latmeen, Kfar Zeita and Lahaya, as well as the village of Morek, where Turkey maintains an observation post.

The Assad forces pushed deep into the small cluster of towns and their environs in the Hama countryside since the morning, encircling the opposition forces and Turkey's No. 9 observation point, state media and a monitor said.

The Assad regime, backed by Russian air cover, had laid siege to opposition-held villages in the central province of Hama earlier this week, following rapid advances.

Idlib, near the Turkish border, is the last major opposition-controlled province in Syria. A regime offensive in the area has killed hundreds and led to the displacement of close to 450,000.

Daily Sabah



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