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Assad’s forces target civilians in Hama, Russian battleships bomb Idlib with rockets

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Bashar Al-Assad. [File photo]

The Syrian state’s forces targeted on Saturday a number of villages in Hama’s countryside with artillery shells, while Russian warplanes carried out raids on the town of Al-Tawbah in the northern countryside.

The state’s forces that targeted Hama are stationed in the towns of Cabareyah, Maan, Bredej and Saan. They attacked the villages of Atchan, Tel Osman and Al-Rahjan.

On the other hand, rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad targeted the state’s forces in the town of Bredej, west of Hama with Grad missiles.

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On Friday, the rebels carried out an operation at the checkpoint of Tallat Al-Aswad, near the town of Al-Tulaysiyah in the north of Hama, during which they killed 11 members of Assad’s forces and seized machine guns and an anti-tank rocket before retreating back to their sites.

In the province of Idlib, Masar Press’s correspondent reported that the Russian warships fired land-land missiles, loaded with cluster bombs, on the outskirts of the Saraqeb city and the town of Teremla in the southern countryside, which caused damage to civilian property.

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Also the towns of Sakaik and Al-Tamanaah in the southern countryside came under artillery fire from Assad’ forces, which are stationed in the town of Al-Cabareyah.

On the humanitarian front, a number of volunteers opened a medical point in the southern countryside to cover the needs of people displaced from northern Hama, but they are suffering from lack of medical supplies.

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