In February 1982, the Baathist regime of Hafez al-Assad (the father of Syria's current president) sent troops into Hamah
, an agricultural town in the eastern part of the country, to stamp out a revolt by the Muslim Brotherhood and the local Sunni Muslim community.
Meanwhile, fierce battles are still going on between them, on one hand, and the regular troops, the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters and other pro-regime local militias, on the other, in the northern governorates Idlib and Aleppo, the central Hamah
governorate, and other parts of the country.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army regained its full control over Morek city in Hamah
countryside after blowing the terrorist groups in the area.
Since November 2011, al-Nusrah Front has claimed nearly 600 attacks--ranging from more than 40 suicide attacks to small arms and improvised explosive device operations--in major city centers including Damascus, Aleppo, Hamah
, Dara, Homs, Idlib, and Dayr al-Zawr.
The army units also encountered the terrorist groups in Aleppo, Dar, Idlib and Hamah
, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
Ee The US State Department itself would reveal this in its December 2012 "Terrorist Designations of the al-Nusrah Front as an Alias for Al-Qaeda in Iraq," which stated: Since November 2011, al-Nusrah Front has claimed nearly 600 attacks aACAo ranging from more than 40 suicide attacks to small arms and improvised explosive device operations aACAo in major city centers including Damascus, Aleppo, Hamah
, Dara, Homs, Idlib, and Deir Ezzur.
Fierce fighting broke out between the FSA and the regular troops in Al-Maloush village on the outskirts of Tall Abyadh in Al-Raqqah Governorate, Hamah
In contrast, Hamah
in Syria, saw just 9C on Sunday, with even holiday hot-spot Corfu, in Greece, at only 16C.
The Local Coordination Committees (LCC) located the fatalities as 30 in the capital city of Damascus and its suburbs, 12 in Daria, and the rest in Aleppo, Homs, Hamah
, Daraa, and Deir Al-Zour.
The military attacks focused also on Idlib, Deir Al-Zor, Daraa, Hamah
, Homs, Damascus and its suburbs, and Al-Reqqa, the LCCs said in separate reports reaching here.
The fatalities include 62 in Damascus and its suburbs, while 36 others were located in Deir Al-Zour, 30 in Idlib, 19 in Homs, 15 in Hamah
, 12 in Daraa, nine in Aleppo and one in the Golan Heights.
The escalating military campaign left 24 deaths in Idlib, 10 in each of Homs and Aleppo, four in Damascus, three in Daraa, two in Damascus suburbs, and one in each of Hamah
, Deir Al-Zour and Latakia, according to the second update by the LCC today.