Government forces have achieved a major breakthrough in their battle against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), Ahrar al-Sham, and other ‘moderate’ opposition groups that is now ongoing in the northern countryside of the Syrian city of Hama.
Since yesterday. the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, the 5th Legion, the National Defense Forces and other pro-government units have regained Khirbat al-Hajamah, Zawr al Bala, Bakhira, Arzeh, Balhiseen, Majdal, Tell Bijo and Khattab.
Thus, Suran and Maardas remained the only areas that government forces have to liberate from militants to reverse all gains of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces achieved in the area in March.
The Thursday video provides a look from the strategic Zayn al-Abdeen Mount which is controlled by government forces. The control over this mount allowed pro-government units to inflict major casualties to militants during the clashes for Qomhanah: