Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) has attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies near the government-held town of Khanasser located at the strategic Ithriyah-Khanasser-Aleppo highway.
According to reports, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fully captured the village of Rashadiyah and the nearby points. Clashes in the area have been ongoing since the last week. However, it seems that the SAA was not able to gain momentum after the first advances against HTS.
Meanwhile, clashes continued between HTS and the SAA have cotninued in the village of al-Rahjan in northeastern Hama. The SAA entered the southern part of the village and now the fighting is ongoing in its center.