A top regime army commander was killed Sunday in ongoing clashes in the northern countryside of Hama city, regime media and activists reported.
Major General Taleb Salameh was the commander of Brigade 47, active in Homs and Hama provinces.
Syrian rebels have pressed on, advancing further into northeast Hama, taking control of a series of villages and strategic hills.
Rebel news feeds said more than 150 troops were killed in the ongoing clashes.
Social media activists also mocked Russia’s air campaign as strikes have failed to paralyze rebel advances despite nearly 40 days of continual bombing.
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