Map: The Military Situation in North of Hama | Syria | October 8, 2015 | archicivlians via IUCA
Regime forces launched new offensive on the Rebel-held areas in Hama’s northern countrysides, under Russian air-cover. Regime forces were able to take control of Atshan village and Sukayk hill in the first day of the offensive, as the offensive still ongoing. Rebel commanders (Free Syrian Army – FSA) claimed to destroy 17 tanks and 3 military vehicles, as well as killing more than 30 soldiers including 3 Russians. Rebels were able to repel attacks on Tall Sayyad, Lahaya, Latmin, Lataminah and Kafr Nabudah villages.
Update Map: The Military Situation in North of Hama | Syria | October 9, 2015 | archicivlians via IUCA
The battles still ongoing for the third day. Regime forces lost all the areas they gained (actually Atshan and Tall Sukayk), as Rebels launched new offensive on Ma’an and trying to enter the village; 3 Regime tanks destroyed by the Free Syrian Army so far.
Violent battles also going in the outskirts of Mughayr after the failed attempt by Regime forces to reach the grain silos. No changes regarding the situation around Tall Othman and Hamamiyat, as Rebels still positioned in the outskirts of these areas.