Militants Send Heavy Arms to Hama, Idlib to Attack Army-Controlled Regions
Field sources in Northern Syria reported that Tahrir al-Sham (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) militants and other allied terrorists launched heavy artillery and mortar attacks against the army-controlled positions and towns in Northern Hama and Southeastern Idlib.
They added that the terrorists have also pounded the army points in Northern Lattakia and Sahl al-Qab region, noting that they have dispatched more heavy weapons to the region to attack the army targets.
The Syrian army will likely use the military option against the terrorists if they still avoid withdrawal from the weapons-free zone.
The Syrian army forces were put on alert in Hama and Idlib on Thursday as terrorists proved adamant to the implementation of the Sochi agreement to set up a weapons-free zone.
Field sources in Northeastern Hama reported that a large number of Syrian army troops were on alert in their positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.
They added that the development came after the terrorist groups avoided implementation of the Russia-Turkey agreement to create a demilitarized zone in Northern Syria.
The report said the Syrian army troops have also attacked the moves of the terrorists in Hama and Idlib, foiling their attempts to infiltrate into the army-held areas.
Other reports said that while the deadline for the terrorists’ withdrawal from the arms-free zone in Syria has ended, they have not withdrawn from their strongholds and rather reinvigorated them.