The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime forces are desperate to repel the factions’ attacks in the countryside of Hama and try with an intense fire cover to restore the areas they have lost

Hama province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
The regime forces shelled areas in the Qal’aat al-Madiq town in Sahl al-Ghab at the northwestern countryside of Hama, while the violent clashes continue in areas south of Shaizar village and in the areas of Kawkab and Shalyout in the northeastern and northern countryside of Hama between the regime forces and militiaman loyal to them against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, Ajnad al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, Jaysh al-Nasr, Idlib Free Army and other jihadist groups mostly consist of Uzbek, Turkestan and Caucasians fighter and other factions, in continuation for a counter attack carried out by the regime forces in the aforementioned areas, in order to restore them after losing them to the factions yesterday and today, amid their advancement and regaining complete control over Kawkab, as a result of the heavy fire cover, also the factions managed to control Shaizar Castle later and they are trying to continue their attempts to advance towards the town of Qamhana, which is controlled by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in the northern countryside of Hama, were the regime forces are desperate to repel the repeated attacks of the factions towards Qamhana, while the clash areas are still witnessing intense aerial bombardment and exchange of shelling between both parties, which caused more casualties in the ranks of both parties, including a Brigadier-General in the ranks of the regime forces was killed in the clashes, also the exchange of shelling and the clashes have hit the high-voltage cable in Maardis area which caused power outages in most of Aleppo province.

And in the same context, the regime forces deployed military reinforcements in the vicinity of the Hama airbase and the nearby villages and Jabal Zine al-Abidin to prevent the attacking factions from reaching them.