In a new violation of the Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement, militants of the “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room shelled several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northwestern Hama countryside with mortars and rockets.
Wa Harid al-Muminin is a coalition of several al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, which are based in the opposition-held area in northwestern Syria. The operations room was formed in mid-October with the clear aim of sabotaging the deconfliction agreement.
This was not the only violation of the agreement on November 3. Earlier, militants of Jaysh al-Izza attempted to attack positions of the SAA in the northern Hama countryside. However, the army detected and targeted the militants killing and injuring many of them.
These repeated attacks may eventually lead to the collapse of the deconfliction agreement. If this happened, the SAA and its allies will likely launch a military operation against the remaining militants in northwestern Syria.