"Now, the battles are static. The terrorists on a daily basis shell the city of Skalbia and its neighborhoods. Nearly every other day civilian victims of attacks get buried. The army responds to the attacks with fire. Today, it destroyed terrorists’ rocket launchers," the source said.
Over the past few days, terrorists have made at least three large-scale attempts to attack the government forces in the north of Hama province. Tanks, armored vehicles and multiple launch rocket systems were used in the assaults. All the attacks have been successfully repelled by Damascus.
In early May, terrorists increased attack frequency in the Syrian provinces of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia. They have also attempted to attack Syrian army positions in the region. Government forces have taken retaliatory measures boosting attacks on terrorists in the province of Idlib.
Syrian forces are targeting Nusra Front* terror group depots, artillery positions and observation posts.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with forces backing the country's leader, President Assad, fighting numerous opposition groups backed by Western states, as well as militants and terrorist organisations.
*Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) is terrorist organization banned in Russia and many other countries.