Turkish Army Sends Military Equipment for Tahrir al-Sham to Confront Syrian Army in Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army dispatched new military convoys to Northern Hama as clashes between the Syrian Army and Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) intensified there, the Arabic-language media outlets said.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted a Syrian Army battlefield source as saying that the Turkish Army on Monday sent terrorists and massive military equipment, including missile-launchers, to Northern Hama concurrent with reinforcing its military positions in Shir al-Magar region.

It noted that over 20 military vehicles, including armored personnel carriers, military equipment and logistical supplies to two Turkey-controlled areas which are dominated by Tahrir al-Sham.

Al-Watan noted that the Turkish military supplied were dispatched via Kafar Lousin crossing, adding that the terrorists use the Ankara-controlled regions in Northern Hama to launch attacks on residential areas and the Syrian Army’s military points.

The terrorist groups stationed in Northern Hama also launched several rocket attacks on the city of al-Saqilbieh in Northern Hama, killing and injuring a number of civilians.

The newspaper added that the Syrian Army’s artillery units and air force responded to the terrorists’ attacks by pounding their military positions in Northern Mahradeh in Northern Hama as well as Khan Sheikhoun, Hazarin, Ma’areh al-Sin and al-Dara al-Kabireh in Southern Idlib. A large number of terrorists were killed and wounded in the Syrian Army’s attacks.

Meantime, the Syrian Army dispatched massive military convoys, comprising troops and heavy military equipment to Northern Hama, including al-Saqilbieh region.

In a relevant development in late May, the Turkish army forces stationed in truce-monitoring points in Shir al-Maqar in Jabal Shahshabou in Northwestern Hama cooperated with the terrorists in their recent attacks on the town of Kafar Naboudeh, field sources in Northern Syria said.

Al-Watan newspaper quoted the sources as saying at the time that Tahrir al-Sham and Turkistani party were logistically supported from Shir al-Maqar region in their move towards the Syrian army positions in Kafar Naboudeh, adding that the Turkish soldiers participated in the terrorists’ offensives by artillery and missile fire on the Syrian army.

They noted that the Turkish monitoring points in Northern Syria were used to monitor the Syrian army moves and military and logistic assistance to the terrorists, adding that a joint operation room consisting of Tahrir al-Sham, National Liberation Front, Turkistani Party, Jeish al-Izza, Jeish al-Ahrar and other terrorist groups had been formed.

Meantime, the Arabic-language service of Sputnik quoted a field source as saying that the Syrian army forces had withdrawn from Kafar Naboudeh after the terrorists’ repeated attacks.

He added that all terrorists’ moves had been within the range of the Syrian army’s fire, noting that the army had strengthened its positions in Tal Hawash and other fronts in Northern and Northwestern Hama to retake the region.

Other reports also said that the terrorist groups misused the truce declared by the Syrian army and sent over 300 military and armored vehicles and thousands of their militants from Ankara-controlled areas in Northern and Northeastern Aleppo to Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.


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