Summer 2011 Jabal al-Zawiya operation
|Summer 2011 Jabal al-Zawiya operation|
|Part of the Civil uprising phase of the Syrian civil war|
|5th Armoured Division
|3,000 fighters and protesters||800 soldiers
|Casualties and losses|
|60+ killed||32+ killed soldiers|
A resident of Jabal al-Zawya said he heard large explosions overnight around the villages of Rama and Orum al-Joz, west of the highway linking the cities of Hama and Aleppo. Another resident said 30 tanks rolled into Jabal al-Zawya on Monday from the village of Bdama on the Turkish border, where troops broke into houses and burnt crops.
On June 30, it was reported that Syrian army forces spread through a restive mountainous area near the Turkish border, as the death toll from a two-day military siege rose to 19 people, according to activists and a witness.
Scope of assault
The action by Syrian troops in the northwestern area of Jabal al-Zawiya appeared to be aimed at preventing residents from fleeing to Turkey.