SOHR: Regime controls entire northern countryside of Hama

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights(SOHR) said that the regime forces have completed their control over the villages and towns of the northern countryside of Hama, controlling the town of Morek, the last town in the northern countryside of Hama, while the fate of the so-called “Turkish Point” remains unknown.

Regime forces took control of the towns and villages of the northern countryside of Hama and completely surrounded the ninth Turkish observation post in the town of Morek.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the regime forces continued their incursion into the besieged towns and villages in the northern countryside of Hama.

It said that the regime forces took control of Al-Latamneh, Al-Sayad, Al-Bweida, Marakba, Latmeen, Lehaya and hills in the surrounding area, after they took control of Kafrzita this morning.

The Syrian Observatory learned that the regime forces were able to take control of the last town in the northern countryside of Hama, the town of Morek, thus bringing the entire northern of Hama countryside under the control of the regime forces for the first time since 2012.

The fate of the so-called "Turkish Observation Point" and the mercenary based in Murek is still unknown. "They don't know if they are there that they withdrew from the area at night," it said.

The regime's control of Morek brings the number of areas that the regime forces have been able to control with Russian support since the collapse of the ceasefire on August 5, to 30 point .

Russia recently held military negotiations with the Turkish side on the situation in Idlib, but the results of these negotiations remained vague with the Turkish insistence on staying at its ninth point despite the withdrawal of mercenaries from that area, indicating that Turkey's intention is to stay in the region and not to protect mercenaries or civilians from attacks.

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper pointed to leaks about the Turkish demand to keep control points in the north and west of Khan Sheikhoun in exchange for opening the Damascus-Aleppo international road. Sources told the newspaper that Moscow expects to develop "new features of the map of the area of de-escalation in Idlib against the background of recent developments on the ground."

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