Syrian Army Begins Full-Scale Offensive in Hama Province, Oct 7, 2015, Sputnik News
“Syria’s army has begun a full-scale operation against the Islamic State in the country’s Hama province on Wednesday, a Syrian military source told RIA Novosti.
Terrorist forces’ military positions are being shelled from Syrian BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher systems. The Syrian army is fighting to free the Hama province from terrorist groups including the al-Qaeda-aligned Jabhat al-Nusra group and the Islamic State.
“A ground military operation began with [Syrian] artillery support and will head toward Idlib to the north. The goal is to cleanse the territory of ISIL and other terrorist groups,” the Syrian officer told RIA Novosti.
The offensive was reportedly preceded by massive artillery strikes ahead of the advance for much of the first half of the day.The assault began after several days of preparation by both the Syrian army and Russia’s air…
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