Hama, SANA-Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, carried out intensive bombardment against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists' movements towards military points in al-Sathiyat, to the west of Salamiyeh
area, killing and injuring a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons.
Also, the artillery units of the Syrian army targeted the al-Nusra Front's moves in Western Salamiyeh
on Wednesday night, leaving tens of terrorists dead and wounded.
From this mountain range, Daesh can easily cross the international road between Homs and Damascus and can have easy access to the countryside of Homs and Hama, which include Alawite and Christian villages, to the countryside of the Ismaili-majority Salamiyeh
and Idlib, a stronghold of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (previously known as the Nusra Front) in Tamanaa town, and can enter the Damascus countryside from Dumair.
The head of the National Hospital in Salamiyeh
, Dr Noufal Safar, said the hospital received 52 bodies, including 11 women and 17 children.
IS, meanwhile, launched two suicide attacks near the central town of Salamiyeh
, one on an army checkpoint that killed two and wounded four.
The Syrian forces retook control of the key road connecting Aleppo and towns of Salamiyeh
, Aathrayya, and Khanaser after battles with IS militants, who recently attacked Khanser to cut the government forces' only supply route to Aleppo.
Syrian state television quoted an unnamed military official as saying that Russian warplanes have targeted IS positions in central Syria, including the areas of Rastan and Talbiseh, and areas near the town of Salamiyeh
in Hama province.
Al-Younnes was attacked by gunmen while travelling on a road linking the city of Hama with the town of Salamiyeh
, said the People's Council of Syria (parliament) in a statement.
According to Syria's state-run news agency, SANA, Waris al-Younnes, who was the Hama province parliament representative in Damascus, was killed by gunshot while traveling along a road between the providence centeral city of Hama and the village of Salamiyeh
The soldiers when killed when a rocket propelled grenade hit their vehicle traveling on the highway between Hama and Salamiyeh
SANA's reporter in Hama said that army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, continued their operations against Daesh in the eastern countryside of Salamiyeh
, restoring control over al-Jadida village, killing a number of terrorists, and destroying their vehicles and dens in the village.
At least 31 people, including regime troops, were killed when a man detonated a truck laden with explosives at a checkpoint near an agricultural vehicles company on the road linking Hama to Salamiyeh
," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.