On November 2, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery and rocket launchers shelled positions of Jaysh al-Izza and Horas al-Din in the towns of Murak, al-Lataminah, Lahaya, Maarkaba in the northern Hama countryside, according to the Shame FM radio station. The two groups were reportedly attempting to build new fortifications.
Later, radical militants began massing their troops in the southeastern Idlib countryside, which provoked a fierce response by the SAA.
“Army forces observed the militants as they deployed additional troops, weapons and ammunition in the towns and villages of Jarjnaz, al-Teh, Sukayk and al-Tamanah in the southeastern Idlib countryside, we engaged them with artillery and rockets, which led to the destruction of several positions and vehicles of the militants and the killing and wounding of number of them,” a field source told the Syrian radio station.
The source warned from the repeated violations of the Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement on the governorate of Idlib. According to the source, the SAA is more than ready to launch a large-scale military operation in the region, if the militants continue their hostile behavior.