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Islamic battalions' sniper kills Syrian government forces member in Western Hama

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2018/12/07 21:30

Hama - SMART

On Friday, the Guardians of Religion’s sniper of the Jihad al-Qaeda killed a Syrian government forces member in the area of Sahl al-Ghab in Western Hama, Central Syria.

The Guardians of Religion Organization is an armed insurgent group affiliated with al-Qaeda in Idlib. The head of the group, Abu Humam al-Shami, was formerly a member of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the al-Nusra Front. The Guardians of Religion in Idlib are not confirmed to be connected with the organization of a similar name in Ghouta.

Through its media, the Harad al-Muminin (Incite believers) operations room, which includes three battalions, most notably the Guardians of Religion, said that its snipers targeted Syrian government forces stationed near al-Hakoura, killing a member of them.

The Syrian government forces stationed in the Zlin checkpoint and the al-Masasneh village targeted the city of al-Lataminah and the village of Maarkabeh in Northern Hama, using mortar shells. They also shelled the village of Tal al-Sakhr from their bases in the Bredij Camp, according to activists.

The Guardians of Religion Organization also killed an officer of the Syrian government forces and injured others after targeting their sites near the Jorin camp.

The Harad al-Muminin operations room includes a group of Islamic battalions, such as the Guardians of Religion, Ansar al-Tawheed, and Ansar al-Islam. The operations room was formed in Northern Syria in mid-October to respond to any attack by the Syrian government forces and Russia on the region.

The Syrian government forces have repeatedly shelled the demilitarized zone agreed upon by Turkey and Russia, and carried out military operations on the Free Syrian Army and the Islamic battalions sites, killing and injuring members of both sides. The Syrian government forces also carried out similar military operations on the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the Guardians of Religion sites.