Syrian army on Friday foiled an attempt by terrorist groups to infiltrate towards a number of military points in Hama.

Iran PressMiddle East: according to SANA, Syrian army units are monitoring the movements of terrorist groups positioned in a number of villages and towns in the northern Hama, where they thwarted an attempt by Kataeb Al-Ezza-linked terrorist groups to infiltrate towards the military posts in the vicinity of Ma’rkabeh and Lahaya villages.

The army units immediately carried out sweeping operations in the vicinity of the villages and targeted the terrorists who fled towards the directions from which they tried to attack the military points.

On Thursday, an army unit targeted Kataeb Al-Ezza-linked terrorist group while trying to infiltrate from the direction of Morek town, about 35 km northern Hama city, towards the military points surrounding the town.

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Hama is a city on the banks of the Orontes River in west-central Syria. It is located 213 km north of Damascus and 46 kilometres north of Homs. It is the provincial capital of the Hama Governorate.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.

Syrian army troopers, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have recently made major territorial gains in battles against ISIS and other foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorist groups, almost capturing the entire southern part of the country after securing the capital Damascus and other key areas.

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