The Syrian Center Military Media announced on Friday that over 500 militants belonging to Haya’at Tahrir Al Sham, US-Backed Jaish Al Ezzah and allied militant groups were killed in the last 48 hours by the Syrian Arab Army and it’s allies.
Pro government sources also claim that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) destroyed 3 tanks and 10 vehicles belonging to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in northern Hama on Friday.
The SAA and local National Defense Forces units and the Tiger Forces continued their advance in northern Hama. Governmetn forces captured the Al-Shliout checkpoint north of Mahardah town and Zor Al Masaliq north of Khatab town.
Russian Su-34 bombers targeted HTS reinforcements and fortifications in Suran that remains under the militant control.
It’s expected that in the next 24 hours the SAA will launch an attack to recapture Suran and to restore all points lost to the militants in northern Hama in March.
The SAA may also look to expand its control in the Hama countryside and even to capture some towns in the southern Idlib countryside. Many reports claim that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is weaker than ever in Idlib now because of major losses in Hama. However, only developments on the ground could confirm these reports.