On November 22, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled a new infiltration attempt by Jaysh al-Izza in the northern Hama countryside, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
In details, a group of Jaysh al-Izza fighters advanced from its positions in the towns of al-Janabirah and Tell Saker in order to launch attacks on military positions in the government-held towns of Mughayyir and the Bridige camp. However, a reconnaissance unit of the SAA detected the group and targeted it with suitable weapons forcing the militants to withdraw.
Few hours later, a large number of radical militants gathered between the towns of Arba’een and al-Zakah [also in northern Hama] in order to attack the nearby SAA positions. However, the army artillery shelled the gathering killing and injuring many militants.
These daily violations of the Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement may eventually lead to a dangerous military escalation in northwestern Syria. Syrian and Lebanese sources already reported that the SAA and its allies are planning to respond to these aggressive acts by launching a large-scale military operation.