A joint Russian/Syrian military convoy came under fire by Free Syrian Army rebels while patrolling the de-escalation zone in northern Hama countryside.
According to rebel sources, FSA Jaish Al-Izza rebel group opened fire using machine guns on a joint Russian-Syrian military convoy near Tal Meleh while heading toward the front-lines in north-western Hama countryside.
The video footage below shows Jaish al-Izza rebels shooting with heavy machine guns on Tal Meleh road while the convoy was passing by.
Field sources said that no injuries were sustained within the convoy’s ranks.
In the meantime, Syrian Army reinforcements continue to pour toward the front-lines in northern Hama countryside in preparation to launch a large scale offensive to liberate and capture the de-escalation zone.
Yesterday, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Syrian government has every right to protect people living in the country, including Idlib province.
He added that the remaining members of the Islamic State ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) continue to stage provocations and are reluctant to abide by ceasefire agreements.