More than 30 members of the regime force have been killed during a jihadist operation in northwestern Hama, Syrian media reported.
According to the latest field report from Hama , the regime army’s death toll is estimated between 30-40, as the remaining soldiers continue to be stationed around the town of al-Tanjarah.
The high death toll in northwestern Hama makes last night’s attack by the al-Qaeda-linked Rouse the Believers' operation room to be the deadliest in the past two months.
A source from the Syrian regime army said that the attack began when the jihadists managed to slip their lines to ambush dozens of soldiers at al-Tanjara.
Most of the Assad's soldiers deployed there were killed, before the jihadist rebels slipped back to their lines in the northern region of the al-Ghab Plain.
Since this attack, the Syrian Arab Army has been launching non-stop artillery and missile strikes on the jihadist positions, with some reports even indicating a pending operation.
Relatedly, the Islamic State (ISIS) launched a new attack on Monday that targeted the Syrian army’s positions in Deir Ezzor.
According to a field report from Deir Ezzor, ISIS launched an attack against the regime forces' positions in the mountainous area of Jabal Bishri; which led to a fierce battle that lasted for a few hours on Monday.
The report said the Assad regime's army was able to foil the ISIS attack after killing and wounding several terrorist combatants.
At the same time, another regime's army unit confronted an ISIS faction in the Jabal al-Sukhnah region, which is located west of the administrative border of Deir ez-Zor.
ISIS has recently stepped up their attacks against the regime's Army, prompting the latter to increase security measures across eastern and central Syria.
Source: The Syrian Observer.