The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed its advance in the northwestern Hama countryside on May 11 after overrunning several defense lines of terrorist groups in the region.
According to several pro-government sources, the SAA captured the towns of Arimah, Maydan Ghazal, Bab al-Taqa and Shariaa. The Muraselon news outlet claimed that the army entered the southwestern countryside of Idlib and captured several positions there. However, these claims have not been confirmed yet.
This new advance was facilitated by doznes of Russian and Syrian airstrikes on terrorist positions, vehicles and gatherings in norther, northwestern Hama and southern Idlib.
In an attempt to recapture Arimah and the surrounding areas, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) [al-Qaeda’s former branch in Syria] launched a counter-attack. However, the SAA is reportedly still holding onto its new positions there.
The upcoming few hours may witness more advance by the SAA and its allies, as the remaining terrorist positions in northwestern Hama appears to be collapsing.
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