Reviving Syria’s famed and unique water wheels | AFP

On a riverbank in Syria’s Hama, Mohammed Sultan tinkers away on a giant water wheel, one of a dwindling number of artisans able to restore the city’s ancient wooden landmarks. Used for centuries to bring water to gardens and buildings on the shores of the Orontes River, the water wheels or “norias” of Hama are believed to be unique worldwide, according to UNESCO.

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Displaced Syrian grows mushrooms to feed family | AFP

In a camp for the displaced in northern Syria, Nasrallah scatters mushroom spores into a bag of wet hay, hoping they will sprout and feed his family. After civil war erupted in Syria eight years ago, Nasrallah started growing the fungi in his home province of Hama. But earlier this year, increased regime bombardment on the Hama region forced his family to flee north towards the Turkish border.

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Displaced Syrian teacher gives free classes at an IPD camp in Idlib | AFP

Mohammed, a displaced teacher from Karnaz, on the northern outskirts of Hama, has been teaching children for the past three months under an olive tree at a camp for Internally displaced people (IDP) where he is taking shelter in Atme near the Syria-Turkey border.

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Syria: rebels target regime forces with missiles

Turkey-backed rebel fighters from the National Front for Liberation, a Syrian rebel coalition part of the Free Syrian Army, launch missiles on regime forces in the north of the Hama province. Rebel-held northern Syria has come under increasing fire by the regime and its ally Russia in recent weeks, despite a months-old buffer zone deal intended to shield it from any government offensive.

Smoke billows following reported shelling on Syria’s Hama

Smoke billows following reported artillery shellings and machine gun attacks on northwestern Hama in Syria, which caused the destruction of a Syrian Civil Defence Centre in Kafr Nabuda, according to the White Helmets.

Syrians flee regime shelling on Hama and Idlib provinces

Families flee regime shelling on Hama and Idlib provinces and reach the area of Bab al-Hawa near the Turkish border. Bombardment by the regime and its Russian ally on northwestern Syria has displaced nearly 140,000 people since February, the UN said today.

Syria’s Morek residents return home despite destructions

Syria’s Morek residents in the Hama province return to their homes which suffered massive destruction during the conflict leaving the city with no infrastructures. The city of Morek is part of a planned buffer zone area under a Russian-Turkish accord providing for jihadists to withdraw by Monday from the demilitarised zone ringing rebel-held areas in and around Idlib province.

Multiple explosions at Syrian military base near Hama

Explosions rocked a nearby military airfield in Hama Province on Friday, with the exact cause of the incident yet to be determined. According to reports, the blasts hit depots containing weapons and oil. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/95k1

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Fighting between Syria regime, rebel groups in Idlib province

Rebel fighters fire toward Syrian pro-regime forces in the countryside of Idlib province — currently dominated by a former Al-Qaeda affiliate — as government and allied forces backed by Russian warplanes have been battling jihadist fighters and rebels for over a week in an area straddling the border between Idlib and Hama provinces.

Syrian army liberates 4 towns in eastern Hama province

Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recaptured four towns in eastern Hama province Tuesday, as they advanced within 10 kilometers of the self-proclaimed ISIS regional stronghold of Uqayribat.

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RAW: Russian MoD releases footage of air force strikes on ISIS targets in Syria

Russia’s Defense Ministry posted a video showing airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Akerbat, Hama province, in Syria.
According to the Defense Ministry, Syrian government forces were encircling a large group of IS militants in the Akerbat area.

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RAW: SAA recaptures northern Hama for the first time since 2016

Elite troops within the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to capture a rebel stronghold in northern Hama during heavy combat with anti-government militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on Thursday. Tiger Forces and two brigades of the 4th division retook the town of Taibat al-Imam, breaking through opposition forces’ defensive line and establishing control in the area for the first time since 2016. HTS is an organisation consisting of various militant groups including the former al-Nusra Front.

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RAW: SAA seize control of strategic town in counter-offensive against Tahrir al-Sham militants

Led by Tiger Forces special unit and assisted by Russian airpower, the battle for the town of Souran in northern Hama province lasted for nearly ten hours.
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham is an organisation consisting of various Jihadist groups including the al-Nusra Front.

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Syrian govt forces recapture northern Hama countryside

Syrian Arab Army (SAA) fighters reportedly recaptured the village of Maardis in northern Hama on Monday, after several hours of heavy fighting. Government forces reportedly targeted militants belonging to the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham positions in the village. The village was captured by militants during a counter-offensive in the Northern Hama Plain last week.

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RAW: SAA continues pushing back Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’ militants in the vicinity of Hama

The Syrian Arab Army managed to repel opposition forces in the town of Qomhana in the countryside north of Hama, following the militants’ attempt to regain control of the area by targeting the western flank.

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RAW: SAA consolidates ground in northern Hama after heavy clashes

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to push back Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, in northern Hama after losing ground to the terrorist organization. The SAA has managed to consolidate positions and currently engaged in heavy clashes with opposition forces.

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