TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored another important advance in the northeastern countryside of the Hama Governorate, capturing a town located just south of Abu Dali.
Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Syrian Arab Army attacked the town of Al-Musharifah, which was lost during Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s offensive in late Summer 2017.
Not long after launching the attack, the Syrian Army was able to overwhelm the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants defending Al-Musharifah, forcing the latter to withdraw north towards the key town of Abu Dali.
According to a military source in Hama, the Russian Aerospace Forces had launched more than 30 airstrikes on Abu Dali and nearby Al-Musharifah before the Syrian Army was able to retake the aforementioned town.
The primary objective of this Syrian Army assault is to recapture Abu Dali; this town has an important crossroad that goes through it, which makes it a high priority for the Syrian Army’s Central Command.