Syrian army thwarts heavy Al-Qaeda attack in Hama
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has thwarted a heavy offensive by terrorist organisation Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on a key road linking the city of Salamiyah with Homs.
The attack, that took place in the south-east of the Hama Governorate of Syria, was carried out on Sunday by militants from the Al-Qaeda linked HTS organisation, formerly known as the Al-Nusra Front. Field sources report that Syrian government forces stationed in the area successfully repelled the attack, leading to numerous casualties amongst the terrorists. Remaining Al-Qaeda militants reportedly retreated under heavy fire towards thee pocket of territory they still occupy in the Hama countryside.