On January 11, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a series of operations against radical militants in the northern Hama countryside and the southern Idlib countryside in response to recent violations of the Russian-Turkish demilitarized zone agreement.
In details, the army used an armed drone to strike several gatherings of the militants in the town of al-Lataminah in northern Hama in the morning. Later, Syrian soldiers launched a Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) at a fortified positions of the militants in the outskirts of the same town.
The SAA expanded its operations in the night and launched a barrage of rockets from its BM-30 Smerch heavy rocket launchers at several positions of the radical militants in the town of Hass in southern Idlib.
These operations are apparently a part of new policy, under which the SAA and its allies started to use advanced weapons to respond to the daily violations of the demilitarized zone agreement. The army will likely develop its operations further, if the militants continue to violate the agreement.