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IS kills and injures Syrian government forces members in clashes near Salamiyah, Hama

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Editing: Kaled Abdul-hamid |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/06/18 11:21

Hama - SMART

On Thursday, the Islamic State (IS) killed and injured several members of the Syrian government forces in clashes near the al-Rusafa entrance on the Salamiyah road, northeast of Hama, Central Syria.

The monitoring director at the Hama media office, Abdul Rahman Issa, reported to SMART that an armed group attacked the sites of the Syrian government forces on the Salamiyah-al-Rusafa road, where they clashed for several hours.

Issa quoted local pages in the Salamiyah area as saying that the clashes killed five Syrian government forces members, who are from Tartus and Homs, and injured five others. The wounded were transferred to the Salamiyah National Hospital.

Issa added that they monitored several Russian warplanes heading from the Hmeimim airbase towards Eastern Syria. The warplanes launched airstrikes on the area of clashes near the Uqayribat area.

On June, 2020, the Syrian government's warplanes bombed IS sites in the villages of Ruwaida, Tehmaz and Wadi al-Atheeb, in the Uqayribat area, destroying IS car.

Earlier, the Liwa al-Quds and the Fifth Division of the Syrian government sent military reinforcements to the Uqayribat area from the city of Salamiyah (31 kilometers east of Hama), to carry out combing operations for the terrorist cells deployed in the area.

On June 10, IS members killed three Syrian government forces members in an attack in their sites northwest of the al-Sukhnah city in the eastern Homs countryside.

On May 5, 2020, IS members killed two officers and a member of the Syrian government forces east of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

In late 2018, battles between the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on the one hand and the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias on the other took place in the eastern countryside of Hama. The IS managed to control villages, through which it reached the administrative borders to the neighboring Idlib governorate before withdrawing from it.