The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) secured the town of Arimah in the northwestern Hama countryside on May 12 following heavy clashes with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).
The army entered the key town a day earlier. However, HTS and its allies launched a series of counter attacks, which was fully repelled few hours ago.
Pro-government sources released several photos showing the bodies of dozens of terrorists, who were killed by the SAA in northwestern Hama. The sources also shared a video of 16 terrorists who were captured by the army.
Arimah is located next to the strategic Shashabo mount, which separates northwestern Hama from western Idlib. The mount, which has some of the highest positions in the region, was used by terrorist groups as a base for rocket attacks on northern Hama and the Syrian coast.
The SAA will likely continue its advance in northwestern Hama in the upcoming few hours. Russian warplanes are now conducting heavy airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the region.