On April 6, one civilian was killed in a rocket attack on the government-held part of the northern Hama countryside. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said that the attack targeted the towns of al-Karim, al- Aziziyah and al-Rasif.
No group has announced its responsibility for the attack so far. However, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its radical allies are known for conducting such attacks on a daily basis.
The SANA said that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) responded to the attack by striking militants’ hideouts and vehicles in the towns of Jarjnaz, al-Tamanah, Kafr Nabl and Tramla in the southern Idlib countryside
According to pro-opposition sources, the SAA carried out its attack with the BM-27 Uragan and BM-30 Smerch heavy rocket launchers. The BM-27 has a range of 37km, while the more advance BM-30 can hit targets 90km away. Both systems can launch cluster rockets armed with anti-tank munitions.
The situation around Idlib could escalate further in the upcoming few hours. Russian warplanes may carry out a new wave of airstrikes to deter the militants in a move similar to that carried out a day earlier.
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