Ongoing escalation of violence | 40 regime soldiers killed or injured by jihadists in Sahl Al-Ghab, while reconnaissance drone attacking Jabal al-Zawiya
Fierce clashes continue on Al-Manarah frontline (Tanjarah) in Sahl Al-Ghab in north-western countryside of Hama, between jihadi groups operating under “Wa Harred al-Mu’minin” operations room, and regime forces and loyalists. The clashes followed counter attack by regime forces backed by intensive ground firepower, in an attempt to recapture the village they lost to “Hurras al-Din organization” and other jihadi groups, hours ago.
SOHR activists have documented a spike in death toll among both conflicting parties due to the intensive shelling and fierce clashes. The death toll of regime soldiers and loyal militiamen has risen to 32, while the number of fatalities among jihadi groups jumped to 13. The death toll is expected to rise, as many injured are in serious conditions.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory has monitored an attack with several bombs by reconnaissance drone, targeting the village of Al-Halouba in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib.