On September 29, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled an infiltration attempt by militants south of the opposition-held town of al-Lataminah in the northern Hama countryside, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The state-run news agency said that the militants were trying to sneak into some positions of the SAA in the region.
Later, the SAA detected and attacked a group of militants, which was planting IEDs and mines on a road west of the village of al-Jbaisat. As a result of attack, several militants were killed and injured, which forced the rest of them to abandon their mission and to withdraw back to their positions.
The SAA also carried out a security operation in the vicinity of the town of al-Zakaha after detecting terrorist elements who were carrying out a reconnaissance operation in the area.
These hostile activities are a clear violation of the Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement on the governorate of Idlib, which was reached two weeks ago. Under the agreement, the opposition-held part of the northern Hama countryside is set to become a demilitarized zone, where military operations are forbidden.