On Thursday, 3 civilians were killed, including 2 women, and 11 others were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the western garage of Hama city. 2 of the injured people are in critical condition.
Hama’s governor Mohammad Al-Hazruri said in an official statement to the sate-run media outlet SANA that the terrorist used an explosive vest in the entrance to the western garage during a time when the garage is active.
The governor added that two IEDs were uncovered in the garage following the bombing and engineer units managed to dismantle them.
The bombing led to huge material damage at the entrance of the garage and the nearby Imam Muslim Mosque. The authorities are working to repair the damages.
Meanwhile, in Hama’s eastern countryside, the Syrian Army, the Desert Hawks Brigade and other pro-govenrment units began an antii-ISIS operation south of the Ithriya road. So far, they have captiried Northern Maksar village and the Hawayiyat hill as well as the Hill 23 south of Ithriya. It is apparent that the Syrian Army is working on surrounding the ISIS forces holed up in eastern Hama in a similar fashion to the east Aleppo operations.