Syrian Army Fights To Restore Rebel-Held Areas In Hama
HAMA, Syria, The Syrian army is regaining control over areas that fell to the rebels, in an attack which started three days ago, a military source said.
The Syrian officer made the remarks from the town of Kafr Houd, which was captured by the army twice within days.
The officer said, the army recaptured Kafr Houd and is moving forward to retake more towns that fell to the rebels.
We are in the northern countryside of Hama, in the village of Kafr Houd and we are heading to the towns of Tal Balah, Jalameh, and Jubain, he said.
Our forces are advancing towards Tal Balah and Jubain, to restore all areas that have been taken by the rebels over the past three days and the field situation is perfect, he added.
The officer said, the army is also moving to secure the road between the towns of Mhardeh and Sqailbiyeh, after it was closed, as a result of the recent rebels’ attack.
The road is strategic for the Syrian army as it constitutes a supply route for the Syrian army units in the area.
Our forces are great and we are moving forward to restore the violated areas, the officer said.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Ibrahim, head of Kafr Houd town, said that people who fled when the town fell to the rebels started returning.
With the efforts of the Syrian army, people have returned to the town of Kafr Houd and now they are in their homes despite the fact that many of the houses have been damaged, as a result of the rebels’ mortar shells, he said.
Ibrahim, however, said, fire broke out in farmlands and people couldn’t put the fire out but we thank the Syrian army for capturing the town again.
Earlier in the day, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that battles continued to rage in the central province of Hama on Sunday, between the Syrian army and the rebel groups amid progress of the Syrian army.
The Britain-based watchdog group said, the army managed to capture a town in northern Hama on Sunday, with the backing of ground shelling and air strikes.
Meanwhile, the observatory said, over the past three days, a total of 126 government forces and 102 rebels were killed.
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