A temporary ceasefire agreement in the northern Hama countryside has been reached, Omar Rahmoun, a prominent pro-government figure, announced on June 12.
According to Rahmoun, who is a well-known mediator between the government and the opposition, the new ceasefire agreement will last for at least three days.
Pro-government activists said that the frontlines in northern Hama have been witnessing full calmness for more than 12 hours now. The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces also suspended their combat operations over Greater Idlib.
Last month, a similar temporary ceasefire agreement allowed Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies to launch a large-scale attack in northwestern Hama. The same scenario was repeated last week when the terrorist group took advantage of another ceasefire to launch a successful ground assault on the villages of Jibeen and Tell Meleh.
These repeated violations raise serious questions about the motivations behind these ceasefire agreements, which appear to be nothing but second chances for HTS and its allies.