BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian insurgents pushed government forces and their allies out of two villages in Hama province on Monday, regaining some areas recently lost, rebel officials and a monitoring group reported.
The Syrian government side had taken over the villages, Maan and al-Kabariya, on Sunday as part of a wider series of recent gains against the insurgents in the northern Hama countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
The Observatory and a spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr group, Mohammed Rasheed, said the two villages had been seized back by rebels.
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Insurgents further northwest in Latakia province meanwhile launched an attack against government forces with heavy shelling, the Observatory said.
(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Catherine Evans)