According to a statement by the Syrian Ministry of Defense, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued fortifying its newly captured positions in the northern Hama countryside. The military claimed that the SAA and its allies destroyed 29 vehicles and 3 tanks belonging to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies.
The SAA has managed to kill 3 foreign militants from HTS, named Abu Aisha Al Ansari, a Tunisian, and the Saudis Abdullah Abdul Rahman Abu Rabie and Abu Karar Al-Najrani.
The SAA also killed five militants from the Turkistani Islamic Party, Abu Ayyub al-Turkistani, Rival Abu Qatada Taha Hussein al-Matar, Khitab Abdul Jalil Bilal Mustafa al-Saleh, a commander of the Jaish al-Izza, Hajj Juma al-Khalid, and a military commander of the Air Defense Battalion of the Middle Division, Ahmed Ramah Abu Ibrahim.
The Russian Air Force destroyed three arms depots in Idlib countryside.
Internal disputes between militants in the Idlib-Aleppo countryside appeared once again. Accordiing to pro-government sources many militants in western Aleppo had surrendered in exchange for amnesty. Some others rejected the participation with the HTS in the attack on the SAA in the village of Albuwayda.
It is worth mentioning that militants and civilians from the village of Kfaranbouda in the southern Idlib countryside had refused at the beginning of the battle for northern Hama to allow HTS to use their village as a military base in the operation against government forces.