Late on August 22, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced further in the militants’ enclave in northern Hama, capturing two key hilltops east of the Turkish observation post.
Army units imposed control of the Huwayr and Syriatel hills, according to pro-government sources. Both hills overlook the Turkish observation post located south of the town of Murak.
The SAA began advancing inside the militants’ enclave a few hours ago only. The village of Sayyad and its hilltop were among the first positions to be captured by the army.
Opposition sources claim that most militants withdrew from the enclave earlier this week. However, a recent report by the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA) revealed that up to 1,800 militants are still hiding in the enclave.
The army will likely neutralize all the remaining militants’ inside the northern Hama enclave within the upcoming few days.