The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The violent fighting continues between Tahrir Al-Sham and the regime forces and the later continue their attempts to advance in the north east of Hama

The fighting is escalating between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Arab and foreign nationalities against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and Islamic factions, in the areas of Talat Al-Syriatel and Al-Zafiriyyah, in the north-eastern countryside of Hama, amid advancing the regime forces in the area, and their attempts to recover all the points and the areas they lost in this area, with a cover of intensive artillery and rocket shelling on Al-Mshirfah and Abu Dali villages in the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, and exchange of shelling between the both parties on places in the area of Abu Laffah and Jib Abyad in the north-eastern countryside of Hama, and the warplanes also carried out several raids this morning on areas in Abu Dali village and its vicinity as well as Tell Maraq and Tell Khanzir villages in the south-eastern countryside of Idlib and the north-eastern countryside of Hama, and other areas in Sarha village and its vicinity in the eastern countryside of Hama, amid intensive shelling by the regime forces on areas in Al-Hamra Township and other areas in the north-eastern countryside of Hama.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Sunday the 29th of October 2017, that it monitored that the violent fighting is concentrated in the vicinity of Umm Turaykiyah, Al-Mshirfah, Khafiyeh and Abu Laffah, followed a preparation by intensive firearm by the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, by tanks, artillery and mortar shells as well as missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, hit the clash areas, and Umm Turaykiyah and Al-Mshirfah areas, which the regime forces are seeking to control, by their violent attack which they started this afternoon the 29th October 2017, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the warplanes carried out intensive strikes targeted the controlled areas of Tahrir Al-Sham and the areas which the regime forces attacked, accompanied the violent fighting between the both parties, thus the number of strikes that hit the north-eastern countryside of Hama, has increased to 390 strikes, and caused great damage to the infrastructure and to the property of the citizens, in which the strikes hit the villages of Al-Rahjan, Al-Shatib, Arafa, Tell Khanzir, al-Shakuziyyeh, Qasr Ibn Wardan, Jib Al-Sokkar, Abu Dali, Umm Turaykiyah, Al-Mshirfah, Al-Dafriyyah, Qasr Shawy, Al-Khalidiya, Rabda, Eib Al-Khaznah, Mweileh, Hawayiz, Al-Rweideh, Al-Hamdania, Haymaniyah, Zughayr and other residential communities and position controlled by Tahrir Al-Sham, since the 22nd of October 2017, until today the 29th of October 2017, in which the villages mentioned above witnessed violent and successive air strikes, with varying pace of escalations and intensity.