Heavy clashes are ongoing between the Syrian army and Takfiri militants near the western city of Hama where about 2,200 terrorists have been killed in less than a week, the official SANA news agency says, Press TV reported.
The eliminated terrorists were members of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terror group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, the news agency reported Thursday.
There were a number of senior militant commanders among those killed.
On the other hand, the Syrian soldiers had recaptured the Arza town as well as Bazam, al-Samsam and al-Shaihat Hills in the city’s suburbs.
The operations are being backed up by Russian airpower.