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IS attacks army forces near Hama, Syria and recaptures areas in Uqayribat

2017/09/11 | 19:15

(Iraq Now News)- Islamic State members.

Hama (Syria News) The self-proclaimed Islamic State group, on Monday, launched a violent attack on the Syrian army forces and managed to recapture several areas in the district of Uqayribat, in the eastern countryside of Hama.

Qasioun News reported that the Islamic State attack was launched using booby-trapped vehicles, then the IS militants managed to regain control over Hanuteh and Mushrifah villages, east of Uqayribat area.

Moreover, the Syrian government forces managed to seize Salaba Electric Power Station, located in eastern Salmeya District, after fierce battles with the Islamic State militants.

Earlier this month, Syrian army forces retook Uqayribat Town, the main stronghold of the Islamic State in the east of Hama, after violent clashes and air strikes on the area.

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