Sunday, June 16, 2019

Syria: Dozens of combatants reported dead during clashes and air strikes in Hama

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Dozens of combatants, including 26 pro-government fighters, were killed on Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted in northwestern Syria, a UK-based activist group has said.

The latest escalation in fighting came as Russian-backed government forces tried to retake two villages seized by militant groups earlier this month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

“Since this morning, the Syrian regime and allied fighters have launched five failed attempts to regain control of Jibine and Tal Maleh in northwestern Hama province,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

Syrian government forces flanked by Russian air strikes killed nine militants and rebel fighters, the Observatory said.

The News:
https://www.middleea … orces-northern-syria