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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – On an almost daily basis, Syrian Army rocket artillery units shell the large rebel stronghold town of Al-Latamenah in northern Hama province despite the nearby presence of Turkish troops. The artillery attacks by government forces against the town are a response to the ...
1,513,805 displacements from affected areas of northern Syria, including Idleb (411,401), Ar-Raqqa (295,834), Hama (285,655), Deir-Ez-Zor (253,035), Aleppo (175,497), Homs (34,770), Al-Hassakeh (13,470), Lattakia (1,540) governorates, northern Syria. This also includes around 42,600 displacements ...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – A massive explosion could be heard throughout Hama, tonight, after a Syrian military weapons storage exploded in the northern countryside of the province. According to a military source in Hama, the weapons storage was located between the Syrian Army strongholds of ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Army and allied paramilitary forces have scored a major advance against Rastan-based rebel groups in the southeastern countryside of Hama province, capturing five towns since an previous successful push earlier this (Monday) morning. According to ...
The Syrian regime launched a renewed assault on opposition groups in the province of Homs yesterday, according to Syrian news agency Zaman Al-Wasl. At least three civilians, including one child, were killed by government forces in the eastern countryside of the province, as airstrikes fell on the villages ...
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 20 P.M.) – More towns and villages in the southern countryside of Hama are engaging in reconciliation agreements with the Syrian government amid fears of massive ground invasion by the Syrian forces. Talks to accept such agreements have been underway for a while with the ...

OVERALL FINDINGS. An offensive against the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in late August 2017, followed by a rapid escalation in conflict in northern Hama in mid-September, resulted in mass displacement, both within and out of the governorate to neighbouring Idleb. Of the ...
More convoys carrying civilians and opposition fighters from the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta arrived in Syria's central-west Hama province on Wednesday. According to Anadolu Agency correspondents based in the area, 57 buses -- and four other vehicles for transporting the infirm -- reached ...
Some 105 buses carrying rebel fighters and civilians, evacuated from Syria's Eastern Ghouta, arrive in Qaalat al-Madiq in Hama province. Civilians and some media outlets have alleged that napalm-like substances were used in air strikes on the region. Topics: rebel fighters Civilians Syria's Eastern Ghouta ...
SANA's correspondent said that the army units engaged in violent clash using various types of weapons with the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups affiliated to it positioned in al-Sathiyat area after the terrorists attacked army positions in Tal Dara and Qebet al-Kurdi to the east of Hama.
Though the de-escalation zones have contributed to further fragmentation of opposition groups, the situation may still return to that of early 2017, when the regime offensive on eastern Ghouta led to opposition retaliations in Daraa province, and later in Hama province, which alleviated pressure on Ghouta.
The SSRC is promoted by the Syrian government as a civilian research institute but a Western intelligence agency told the BBC last year that chemical weapons were being manufactured at three SSRC sites – Masyaf, in Hama province, and at Dummar and Barzeh, both just outside Damascus.
Hay'at Tahrir a-Sham—a hardline coalition led by Jabhat Fatah a-Sham, formerly the Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat a-Nusra—seized control of nearly all of Idlib province as well as neighboring rebel territories in Aleppo and Hama provinces from rival factions, including Ahrar a-Sham, in summer 2017.
An offensive against the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in late August, followed by a rapid escalation in conflict in northern Hama in mid-September, resulted in large-scale displacement, both within and out of the governorate to neighbouring Idleb. In December, 44% of the ...
The recent JTS gains appear to be one of the most significant challenges to HTS dominance in Syria's rebel-held northwest since the latter seized near-total control of Idlib province and nearby areas of Hama and Aleppo from rival factions in July 2017. Rebel infighting erupted early last week after JTS ...
Regime warplanes also struck the town of Kafr Zita in the central Hama province, the source said. On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries. The resolution, prepared by Sweden and Kuwait, also calls for ...
The Assad regime on Sunday attacked the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta with chlorine gas, according to the White Helmets, a pro-opposition Syrian civil defense agency. One child was killed in the attack which targeted the Al-Shifoniya town, the agency said on its official Twitter account, ...

Pro-government forces had allegedly initiated “an unprovoked attack” against a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters in Deir Ezzor province ... that pro-government forces had allowed ISIS fighters safe exit from a besieged pocket of territory at the intersection of Aleppo, Idlib and Hama provinces.
According to the source, “Syrian volunteer detachments that support the army greatly helped in the liberation of Aleppo and Hama provinces. They took an active part in lifting the blockade of Deir-ez-Zor. Now they are preparing for an operation in East Ghouta in the suburbs of Damascus.” He added that the ...
During the SAA offensive, government troops and their allies captured large swathes of Idlib's eastern countryside by pushing south from Aleppo and north from Hama. By early February, pro-government forces began to push westward toward more populated regions of the rebel-held province, Syria Direct ...
De-escalation zones include the Idlib Province, some parts of its neighboring areas in the Latakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces north of the city of Homs, Eastern Ghouta, as well as the Daraa and al-Quneitra provinces in southern Syria. Show more. Share. Topics. Foreign policy Syrian conflict · by Taboola ...
ISIS once held swathes of northern and central Syria including parts of Hama, Homs and Aleppo provinces and much of Raqqa, including its provincial capital. After a string of major defeats last year, hundreds of ISIS fighters fled to a pocket of territory at the intersection of Hama, Idlib, and Aleppo provinces.
"The Syrian army, together with the allied forces, has liberated a large number of settlements in Hama, Aleppo and Idlib provinces… This is a strategic success, since it means a complete purge of Hama and Aleppo provinces of Islamic State group, as well as the elimination of the majority of the Nusra Front ...
The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement that the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with allied forces, liberated a large number of towns, villages, and farms in the countryside of Hama, Idlib, and Aleppo provinces from Daesh (ISIS), reported the state-run Syrian Arab ...
The Syrian Army and allies regained control over 30 towns and villages in the provinces of Hama, Aleppo, and Idlib after eliminating the last gatherings of ISIL terrorists in them. A military source said the army continued its operations against ISIL in the isolated pocket between the countryside of Hama, ...
Its fighters appeared again in Hama province late last year and quickly expanded their control at the expense of other rebel groups until it had an area of more than 400 sq m on the borders of Aleppo, Hama and Idlib provinces. In Iraq, according to data collated by monitoring groups in the country, there ...
I left my house only with the clothes I had on my back," says Abu Khaled, a native of the neighbouring province of Hama. He fled Hama in 2012, settling in Idlib province. Battered by rain, the makeshift camp where he now lives outside the town of Sarmada has turned into a massive mud pit. Rows of tents ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – Russian and Syrian airpower has stepped up its attacks against Islamic State militants across territory held by the terrorist group in the country's northwest – namely in the province of Hama. The Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Arab Air Force are now shifting their ...
Suruj sits along a key highway running between the cites of Hama and Aleppo, however it also serves a junction town that commands many secondary (i.e. rural) roads which run throughout the countryside of northeast Hama province. Overall, the pace of the Syrian Army's operation against ISIS across ...
A hospital built under 20m (60 feet) of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria has been wrecked by a powerful air strike, medical sources say. They say the hospital in Hama province - regarded as one of the best protected in the country - was put out of service by Thursday's strike. No casualties are ...
UNITED NATIONS – More than 270,000 Syrians have fled fighting in the northwest provinces of Idlib and Hama between government forces and rebels since mid-December, a senior U.N. aid official said Tuesday. Camps for the displaced are overstretched, forcing many to seek shelter in some 160 ...
During peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana in September last year, the three guarantor countries, Turkey, Iran and Russia, agreed to establish de-escalation zones in Idlib and in parts of the Aleppo, Latakia and Hama provinces.The Turkish military units are also deployed in Afrin, a Haleppo district ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:55 P.M.) – Forces of the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary militias have seized another settlement from ISIS in the northeastern countryside of Hama province amid a new offensive aimed at first containing and then destroying the terrorist group's presence throughout the region ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:24 A.M.) – Forces of the Islamic State terrorist group are swallowing up vast areas of land throughout the provinces of Hama, Aleppo and Idlib in the wake of a mass withdrawal by rival jihadist militias. According to opposition sources, ISIS militants have scooped up more territory ...
Military operation against Jabhat al-Nusra and its allies continues in northern Syria for more than a month. During this period, the armed forces and militia have killed more than 600 militants. The aim of the operation is to regain control over regions on the border of the Aleppo, Idlib and Hama governorates.
Regime and allied forces have reportedly retaken some 50 villages in the two provinces. Remaining pockets of IS fighters in the area have also made inroads against rebel forces in recent months, leading several Hama residents, civil defense workers and the leader of an armed opposition group with ...
Syrian government forces have liberated six settlements from militants of the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as Nusra Front) terrorist group, outlawed in Russia, in Hama province, a Syrian military source told Sputnik. "The Syrian army has regained control over the towns and settlements of Khvein ...
DAMASCUS, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Levant Liberation Committee (LLC), known as the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, shot down a Syrian warplane on Tuesday in the northern countryside of Hama province in central Syria, state news agency SANA reported. The warplane was downed while carrying out ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Information has just begun to surface that the Syrian Air Force killed a high-ranking ISIS commander during a strike against positions of the terrorist group in northeast Hama province well over a week ago. The slain militant commander has been identified as Gazan ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:24 P.M.) – Another town in Hama province has been captured by the Syrian Army and allied paramilitaries from Islamic State militants as part of a rapidly escalating government operation aimed at liquidating the terrorist group's presence throughout northwest Syria. Moments ago ...
A hospital built under 20m (60 feet) of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria has been wrecked by a powerful air strike, medical sources say. They say the hospital in Hama province - regarded as one of the best protected in the country - was put out of service by Thursday's strike. No casualties are ...
The rebels' attacks on several military positions in the southern countryside of Idlib and the nearby northern countryside of Hama province in central Syria have failed, SANA said. It added that the Syrian forces have fought intense battles against the militant groups, including the al-Qaida-linked Levant ...
Ahrar's presence in northern Hama, however, marks an important development in the ongoing war in the troubled front: Ahrar's long-lasting and bloody feud with Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham is in a full hiatus as insurgents focus their eyes on the looming threat endangering Idlib province from the south.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 P.M.) – Amid ongoing heavy clashes in the northern countryside of Hama province between the Syrian Arab Army and jihadist-led militias, a top jihadist commander and a group of fighters directly under him have been killed. According to military-affiliated sources, units of the ...
IDLIB, Syria: Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday downed an Assad regime warplane in the eastern countryside of Hama province. According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent in the nearby Idlib province, Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces in Idlib managed to strike the warplane while it was conducting ...
DAMASCUS, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Levant Liberation Committee (LLC), known as the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, shot down a Syrian warplane on Tuesday in the northern countryside of Hama province in central Syria, state news agency SANA reported. The warplane was downed while carrying out ...
The pilot of a Syrian military jet died when he was shot down by insurgents, according state television in the country. The plane was downed over the northern Hama province, which has seen intense aerial strikes by Russian and Syrian air forces in the country's civil war. Dozens of civilians have been killed ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Another large batch of reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have arrived in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the military source, the Syrian Army reinforcements were previously ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – With the Islamic State (ISIS) all but finished in eastern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has shifted their attention to the Hama and Idlib governorates. To prepare for their operations in these aforementioned provinces, the Syrian Army has recently built-up a large force in ...
The 40-year-old, from the plot of silty soil where his tent is pitched, can see Maarat a-Numan, one of Idlib province's main cities, to the west. Abu Ahmad is originally from the al-Rahjan, a rural village in northeastern Hama province roughly 90 km southeast of Maarat a-Numan. The village, which sits on a ...


 

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