Syrian, Russian warplanes press ISIL in Eastern Hama as Gov’t Forces Prepare for fresh operation

The Syrian and Russian bombers carried out a number of combat sorties over ISIL’s positions and movements in Eastern Hama, inflicting major losses on the Takfiri terrorists.

The Syrian fighter jets carried out several combat flights over ISIL’s movements and supply lines in the village of Akash and near Wadi (desert) al-Azib in countryside of the town of al-Salamiyah, killing and wounding a number of terrorists and destroying their equipment.

In the meantime, the Russian warplanes targeted ISIL’s defense lines near Aqarib East of al-Salamiyah, destroying several positions and killing the entire terrorists inside them.

Military sources said on Monday that the Syrian and Russian fighter jets carried out tens of combat flights over ISIL’s defense lines and movements in Eastern Hama to pave the ground for an imminent large-scale operation of the ground forces in the region,.

The sources said that after the creation of the de-escalation zones in different parts of Syria, including in Northern Hama, the army troops have focused on reinvigorating the pro-government front in the Eastern part of the province to take back ISIL-ruled lands.

The sources further added that the Syrian and Russian jets pounded the strongholds of the ISIL group in Aqayrabat in Eastern Hama as the Syrian soldiers are preparing to start a special operation in the region to drive the ISIL out of Eastern Hama.

According to earlier reports, the fresh troops of the Syrian army along with Russian marines were dispatched to Eastern Hama for this large-scale operation.