RNA - “The army forces have launched heavy artillery and missile attacks on the Turkistani and Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist groups' positions and movements in al-Kabana in Jabal al-Akrad region in Northeastern Lattakia, killing a number of militants and destroying their military equipment,” a Syrian military source reported.
Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in provinces across Syria.
The Syrian army laid siege on the Turkistani party terrorists' strategic stronghold in massive operations in Northeastern Lattakia concurrent with extensive advances in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.
A Syrian military source reported on Thursday that the army forces have launched heavy artillery and missile attacks on the Turkistani and Tahrir al-Sham terrorist groups' positions and moves in al-Kabana in Jabal al-Akrad region in Northeastern Lattakia, killing a number of militants and destroying their military equipment.
He added that the Syrian army forces have paralyzed the terrorists' moves in al-Kabana and surrounded it.
Meantime, al-Masdar news website reported that the Russian air force has also launched repeated heavy attacks on terrorists' positions in al-Kabana.
The Syrian army continued to advance in Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, imposing control over more regions and areas occupied by terrorist groups and Ankara in Northern Hama.
The Syrian army troops kept up clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists in Tal Tara'a in Eastern Khan Sheikhoun, recapturing a sugar plant, al-Souseh region, farms near the town of Murak and Khazanat post office in Southern Khan Sheikhoun.
Meantime, a field source reported that the Syrian army soldiers encountered their comrades stationed in Khan Sheikhoun, surrounding from all sides all towns and villages occupied by the terrorists in Northern Hama, including al-Latamineh, Kafar Zita, Murak and al-Sayad as well as a region occupied by Ankara.
He added that several terrorists were killed in the Syrian army operations, noting that the army forces also destroyed a number military equipment and vehicles used by the terrorists to flee towards the occupied regions in Murak.
The Syrian army troops started cleansing the districts and streets of the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun which is considered as a gate for the army to purge the terrorists from other occupied areas in Hama and Idlib too.
The Syrian army prepared a safe passage for civilians to leave the terrorist-held areas in Southern Idlib and Northern Hama amid militants' attempts to take them hostage in Northern Hama.
According to Fars News Agancy, an official source in the Syrian foreign ministry said that the army has set up a safe corridor in Souran region in Northern Hama after continued pressures by the terrorist groups in Northern Syria on the civilians.
The terrorist groups intend to prevent the Syrian army's advances in Hama and Idlib by using civilians as human shields after the Syrian army gained control over the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib and laid full siege on the regions occupied by the militants in Northern Hama.
Meantime, the Arabic-language Dampress website reported that nearly 5,000 terrorists along with the Turkish army forces have been fully besieged in Murak after the army surrounded 207sq/km of regions in Northern Hama.
On Monday, the Syrian army managed to enter Khan Sheikhoun after five years.