The Syrian Army has repulsed the Fatah Al-Sham’s offensive in Hama, while the Russian Air Force put an end to the Jaysh Fateh Al-Sham’s offensive in northern Latakia.
Attacks of the Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) on government forces’ positions were repulsed by the Syrian Army in northern Hama. Due to strong defense of the Syrian Forces, the Fatah al-Sham terrorists failed to prevail over the government forces’ strongholds near Tal Skeik and Maan. The terrorists retreated from the battlefield, suffering heavy losses.
On August 16, the terrorists’ military positions in the surrounding areas of Atshan village in the northeast of Hama were targeted and destroyed by the Syrian troops, while various districts of the town of al-Latamina were struck by the country’s Air Force. The army also advanced in several districts of al-Latamina town, backed by the Syrian Air Force.
The terrorists’ positions, located in the village of Um Haraytan in the northeastern countryside of Hama and al-Zara village in southern Hama, were also pounded by the Syrian fighter jets.
At the same time, military positions of the terrorists in Hirbnafsa in southern Hama also were targeted by Syrian airstrikes.
The Fatah al-Sham Front attempted to take a control of the al-Zara power plant in the southwestern countryside of Hama, but the Syrian Army pushed the terrorists back.
A BMP vehicle in the al-Madajen Front to the north of al-Zara village was also destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces.
In addition, on Saturday morning, the Russian Air Force put an end to the Jaysh Fateh Al-Sham’s offensive in northern Latakia, and struck the latest armored convoy inside the village of Kabani.
A military source in Jabal Al-Akrad region of northeast Latakia said that the Russian fighter jets had precise coordinates of the terrorists’ movements near Kabbani that allowed the aircraft to inflicted heavy losses on the Jaysh Fateh Al-Sham equipment and combatants. The source also added that a storming of the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the southern perimeter of the Zuwayqat Mountians was planned by the Jaysh Fateh Al-Sham. However, the terrorists’ plans were ended by the Russian airstrikes.
Sporadic clashes are ongoing at the southern axis of the Zuwayqat Mountains, but no one side has made any progress.