Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies suffered from heavy losses while attempting to repel the recent Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack in northern Hama, several Syrian pro-government sources revealed on August 1.
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released several photos showing the dead bodies of several militants who were killed by Syrian troops.
Other pro-government sources published photos showing T-55 and T-72 battle tanks, and a AMB-S armored ambulance of HTS, which were destroyed by the SAA.
SAA units captured the towns and villages of Mushairifah, Aziziah, Abu Raeida Gharbi, Hasraya, Abu Raeida Sharqi, al-Aruani farms and the Syriatel hill in a ground operation on July 31 and August 1. HTS claims that its fighters managed to recapture Hasraya. However, these claims are yet to be confirmed.
The SAA’s successful operation in northern Hama was halted as a result of a new ceasefire agreement. HTS and its allies violated the agreement within a few hours. Nevertheless, the army has not resume its operations, so far.