For a second day in a row, warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces bombed dozens of militant positions in the northern Hama countryside and the southern Idlib countryside, according to Syrian pro-government sources.
Furthermore, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled and destroyed an ammo depot and a rocket launcher of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Jaysh al-Izza in the town of Kafr Zita in northern Hama. The SANA’s reporter said that five militants were killed in the shelling.
Syrian opposition activists said that the militants shelled several positions of the SAA and its allies in northern Hama with rockets and mortars in response to the Syrian and Russian airstrikes. However, no casualties were reported as a result of the shelling.
A day earlier, several pro-government outlets reported that the SAA began its final preparations to launch a military operation against the remaining militants in the opposition-held areas of northwestern Syria. However, the ground attack is yet to be launched.