In a new violation of the Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement, unknown militants launched several rockets at the town of Safsafiyah in the northern Hama countryside on October 27, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
The rockets were reportedly launched from the militants’ positions in the town of al-Lataminah, which is considered a part of the demilitarized zone around the northern governorate of Idlib. Under the deconfliction agreement, all heavy weapons and radical militants should withdraw from the zone. However, this is yet to happen.
A source in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told SouthFront that the army responded to the rocket attack by shelling the militants’ positions in the towns of al-Lataminah, al-Tamanah, Murak, Khan Shikhun Khan Shaykhun and Lahaya in the northern Hama countryside.
The opposition-held part of the northern Hama countryside is currently controlled by several radical groups, including Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Jaysh al-Izza and Horas al-Din. These groups are yet to accept the Russian-Turkish agreement and comply with it.