On August 8, Syrian pro-government sources shared photos revealing the heavy losses Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies sustained during the recent battles in the northern Hama countryside.
The photos show an up-armored T-72 battle tank and four armored pick-up trucks, which were destroyed by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
According to a recent report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the SAA and the Russian Aerospace Forces killed 61 militants, including five working in early warning posts, during the last four days.
Despite suffering from heavy losses, HTS and its allies are yet to accept the Sochi agreement and withdraw from the demilitarized zone around Idlib. This will likely force the SAA to step up its ground operations.