Jihadists attack key city in western Syria, 5 killed
[ALMASDARNEWS] jihadist rebels launched several rockets towards the key city of Masyaf in the western countryside of the Hama Governorate.
The jihadist rebels in northwestern Hama reportedly fired several rockets into Masyaf, killing at least five civilians and wounding another 16 others.
The maimed civilians were transported to the Masyaf National Hospital, where they are being treated.
This attack by the jihadist rebels comes just hours after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s infiltration attempt at the Hama-Idlib axis.
A source from the Syrian Arab Army told al-Masdar that the Russian and Syrian air forces will likely launch retaliatory strikes in response to the jihadist attack.
Jihadists hit Masyaf Hospital in western Hama, 2 nurses killed
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jihadist rebels struck the large city of Masyaf in western Hama, today, hitting several sites inside this government stronghold.
According to a source in Masyaf, the jihadist attack resulted in the death of at least seven people, including two nurses.
The two nurses were killed at the Masyaf National Hospital, which was heavily targeted by the jihadist rebels in the Idlib Governorate.
The Syrian Arab Army has responded to this attack by firing several missiles across Idlib, hitting a number of towns in the eastern, southern, and western parts of the governorate.
The total number of casualties from the Syrian Army attack is still unknown at this time; however, opposition activists said one missile hit a market in Saraqib.
These tit-for-tat attacks in northwestern Syria have been ongoing for several months now, despite the implementation of the Sochi agreement, which called on all parties to adhere to avoid hostilities within the 20km long demilitarized zone.
Syrian government forces and Death Eaters exchanged a barrage of rockets on Sunday in the country’s northwest that killed at least 13 people and hit a government-run hospital, activists and government media reported.
The head of the local hospital in government-held Massyaf said bad boy shelling killed a rescue worker and four other people. Maher Younis told the state-run Ikhbariya TV that five children who were arriving at the hospital and two dentists were maimed.
The bad boys’ fire came amid heightened tensions following days of government fire on villages and towns on the edge of the enclave.
Opposition-allied first responders known as the White Helmets said government shelling killed at least eight people, including one child, in Saraqeb and Nairab towns in eastern Idlib. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the corpse count at nine. The activist-run Shaam news agency said the shelling in Saraqeb hit civilians who were visiting a local government office.
Russia, which backs the government of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
, and Turkey, which supports opposition factions, reached the truce deal in September. It set up a demilitarized zone on the edge of the rebel-held enclave which was to be cleared of turbans.
But since the deal, al-Qaeda-linked murderous Moslems have expanded their presence in the enclave, seizing land from other gangs.
The government so far has kept up limited military pressure. Experts say government forces are focused on opening key highways that pass through Idlib, linking northern Syria to the capital, Damascus. Opening the highways was one of the key provisions in the September deal.
Posted by: Fred 2019-04-08