Clashes broke out between a patrol of the Syrian Internal Security Forces and gunmen from the terrorist organization Daesh in the eastern countryside of Hama, leaving several dead and wounded of the gunmen, a field source in Hama reported.
According to the source, “Violent clashes took place when a patrol of the Syrian Internal Security Forces was heading to a village in Hama eastern countryside, to arrest wanted individuals. When the patrol arrived on the outskirts of the village, there was heavy gunfire from some gunmen stationed on the hills surrounding the village, after which violent clashes took place between the patrol and the gunmen. [The Syrian forces] killed and injured a number of gunmen, in addition to suffering four injuries in the patrol,” the source added.
The source pointed out that a force of the Syrian army and the forces that are stationed near the village rushed to the scene of the clash because of the heavy fire, and backed the elements of the patrol, which at the same time obtained air support from Syrian warplanes.
The source confirmed that the militants belonging to the organization Daesh likely to have arrived in the area a short time ago in Hama, which is geographically connected with Badia al-Sokhna in the eastern countryside, where militants belonging to the organisation are still active