On July 11, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) launched an attack to take back the town of al-Hamameyat, which they had lost to militants on July 10.
According to pro-government sources, SAA and NDF units already entered the outskirt of the town and started clashing with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) militants. The advance was backed by Russian and Syrian airstrikes.
Late on July 10, the SAA and the NDF retreated from the town after a series of clashes with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham that caused losses among SAA personnel and equipment.
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