On July 8 afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) destroyed a bulldozer of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) in the western Aleppo countryside.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the bulldozer was building fortifications near the 46th Regiment base when it was targeted with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).
The bulldozer’s driver was killed in the ATGM strike. He was identified as “Mohammad Ramah,” a NFL militant from the town of al-Atarib.
Earlier today, the SAA artillery shelled militants’ positions in several towns in the southern countryside of Idlib. These attacks appear to be a response to the militants’ repeated violations of the ceasefire in the region.
The SAA is now responding with more force to violations in Greater Idlib. The army and its allies could resume ground operations in the region soon, if Turkey fails to subdue the militants in the region. Ankara, which maintain a large force in the region, doesn’t seem willing to confront the militants.