On January 14, Syrian Army units conducted a series of strikes on militant positiosn near the town ofHasraya in the northern Hama countryside, the news agency SANA reported. According to the report, the strikes caused casualties among militants and damage to their weapons and equipment.
The SANA added that the army repelled a militant infiltration attempt from the direction of al-Latamina, killing and injuring a number of their militants.
In the first half of January, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) established control of a major part of the Idlib de-militarized zone thus escalating the situation in northwestern Syria. The increased violations of the ceasefire regime in the area are linked to this development.
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- Bulletin Of Russian Military’s Centre For Reconciliation Of Opposing Sides And Refugee Migration Monitoring In Syria (January 14, 2019)