Hostilities have resumed in the southern part of the so-called Idlib de-escalation zone after the collapse of another attempt to establish a ceasefire in the area.
- The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated Arbeen and al-Zakah;
- The SAA repelled militants’ attempt to advance towards Hasarya;
- Multiple air and artillery strikes were reported near Kafr Zita and Khan Shaykhun.
On August 5, the Syrian Armed Forces released a warning to militants that, if they continue to violate the ceasefire regime, the SAA would have to resume military operations. On August 6, violations continued. On August 7, the SAA resumed its advance in northern Hama.
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