On November 11, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) repelled an attack of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on their positions around Mahardah town and the Mahardah power station in the northern Hama countryside, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
SANA also reported that Syrian warplanes bombed several HTS positions in Ramla and Rsm al-Kabara villages southwest of Khanasir town in the southwestern Aleppo countryside. The source said that several fighters of HTS were killed or injured, and an HTS vehicle was destroyed in the airstrikes.
On November 10, the HTS-linked news agency Iba’a claimed that HTS fighters recaptured al-Rashadiya village and al-Swana hill southwest of Khanasir. The two areas were supposedly captured by the SAA on November 9.
Syrian opposition activists said that HTS fighters captured a vehicle, a 14.5mm gun and a 23mm gun during their counter-attack on al-Rashadiya.
The HTS pressure on the SAA in the southeastern Aleppo countryside and northern Hama countryside will likely decrease in the coming days, as HTS is currently facing an “open war” with another terrorist group, the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement.