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Al-Nusra Front Recaptures Halfays Town in Northern Hama

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Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists managed to recapture Halfaya town in Hama and Ad Dana village in Idlib province.

On January 26, the situation in the northern part of the Syrian province of Hama began to change for the worse. Terrorists of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) group pushed out militants of the Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Mujahideen groups from Halfaya town, located in close proximity to the front line with Syrian government troops.

Al-Nusra Front Recaptures Halfays Town in Northern Hama

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Militants of Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Mujahideen were forced to leave the town, when Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists, arrived from Idlib, came to the area. Halfaya is one of the largest towns in Syria with predominantly Christian population. In addition to Halfaya, in these latter days, the al-Nusra Front also strengthens its position in the nearby town of Taybat Imam and all surrounding villages. In the short term, the strengthening of terrorists near the front line can lead to intensified fighting against the Syrian Army.

Al-Nusra Front Recaptures Halfays Town in Northern Hama

Positions of the sides in the northern part of Hama province: Red – the Syrian Army; Green – Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Mujahideen and others; Blue – Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (al-Nusra Front) (Click to see the full-size map)

Over the past day, some changes took place also in Idlib province. While the fighting subsided in the administrative center and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham does not take any actions there, they are clearly trying to seize power in other towns of the province. Fightings were spotted near the Maarat al-Numaan hospital and in the towns of Salkin, Khan Shaykhun, Saraqib and Kafr Nabl. Ad Dana village, located in the north of Idlib province, completely passed under the control of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

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