Syrian Army Preparing to Kick off Fresh Anti-Terrorism Operation in Northern Hama

The Syrian Army is getting ready to attack the strongholds of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in the Northern countryside of Hama, a military source said Friday.

The source reported that the army will concentrate on several areas along the Hama-Idlib Highway, including the important town of Morek.

Morek was captured by the militants of Fatah Al-Sham Front (succeeded by Al-Nusra) in late 2015 following a powerful attack on the Syrian Army positions in Northern Hama.

The Syrian Army’s offensive is expected to begin in the coming days, as they await for the Russian Air Force to conclude their airstrikes over the militants-controlled Idlib.

Relevant reports said on Thursday that the army continued its military operation against Al-Nusra Front in Northern Hama, killing a number of terrorists, including a notorious commander.

Maher Alu Abu Al-Abbas, field commander of Al-Nusra Front, was killed in tough battle with the Syrian army in Northern Hama, the websites close to the terrorist groups reported.

Abu Al-Abbas participated in battles against the Syrian army in Aleppo and Idlib cities.

The news comes as the Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups launched massive attacks against the Syrian army which resulted in the death and injury of at least 850 terrorists, including several senior commanders.