The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Qalamoun Shield Forces, Liwa al-Quds and the National Defense Forces (NDF) are developing a counter-attack against ISIS terrorists at the Salamiyah-Ithriyah road in the eastern Hama countryside.
Government forces retook checkpoints near as-Saan and Sheikh Hilal that had been lost to ISIS following the terrorist group’s attack in the area. The most intense clashes took place near the oil line near the village of Salba.
A fighting was also reported between government forces and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) north of as-Saan.
According to pro-government sources, the SAA, the Qalamoun Shield Forces, Liwa al-Quds and the NDF killed a high number of ISIS and HTS members in the recent clashes. Some sources even say that up to 40 militants weere killed.