On Saturday, the Homs countryside operation room announced in an official statement that it kicked out Jaish al-Tawhid. The operation room said that Jaish al-Tawhid “broke the red lines agreed upon by the room’s groups” with no further explanations.
The Homs countryside operation room includes US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups like Jaish al-Izzah. The operation room rejected the de-escalation agreement in the northern Homs countryside.
Furthermore, local sources claimed that Jaish al-Tawhid was kicked out of the room mainly for joining the de-escalation agreement earlier.
Many US-backed FSA groups and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) have been working to sabotage the de-escalation agreement in the northern Homs countryside. However, they have not achieved any notable success so far.
On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army accused these groups of shelling Qarmas and Maryamen villages in the northern Homs countryside. According to pro-government sources, 1 civilian was killed and 5 other were injured in the shelling.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone has been witnessing clam since the agreement took place on August 22. However, the SAA continues shelling HTS positions in the Eastern Ghouta region as terrorist organizations are not included in the ceasefire.
On August 25, The SAA shelled HTS positions in al-Zriqiah village in the Eastern Ghouta region. Furthermore, opposition sources claimed that Syrian Arab Air Force UAVs were flying around the Eastern Ghouta region.
Pro-government activists claimed that Ahrar al-Sham, HTS and Faylaq al-Rahman are negotiating to set up a unified force in Eastern Ghouta. According to sources, the negotiation is sponsored by Qatar and it’s aimed at sabotaging the de-escalation zone agreement in Eastern Ghouta. No official source has confirmed these claims so far.