The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has repelled another attack by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies on its positions in northern Hama.
According to the available information, the terrorist group attacked the SAA’s positions around the town of Qasabiyeh in the early hours of July 21. However, army units were able to repel the large attack after more than five hours of heavy clashes.
Muraselon, a pro-government news outlet, said that the army killed 19 militants of HTS. The terrorist group also lost three pick-up trucks, two battle tanks and a BMP-1 armored vehicle in the failed attack.
“Members of the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield [ES], who came from Afrin, participated in the attack along al-Nusra [HTS’s original name] terrorists,” Muraselon quoted a Syrian military source as saying.
This was the second failed attack by HTS and its allies this month. Few weeks ago, the terrorist group launched a large attack on the town of al-Hamameyat in northern Hama. Despite initial success, the attack ended with a major failure. More than 70 terrorists were reportedly killed.
HTS’ repeated attacks in northern Hama are a testimony to the failure of the de-escalation agreement. The terrorist group and its allies are apparently not willing to respect any peaceful solution.