The infamous terrorist group, Ansar al-Tawhid, beheaded a Syrian soldier, who had been captured during the recent attack on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the northern Hama countryside. The execution raised the number of the attack casualties to 17.
Several Telegram channels linked to Ansar al-Tawhid released a video showing the beheading of the soldier in the afternoon of March 3. However, SouthFront decided to avoid sharing this graphic footage.
Ansar al-Tawhid was established in mid-2018 by Abu Diab Sarmin, a former prominent leader of ISIS-affiliated Jund al-Aqsa, which was dismantled in 2017. According to Syrian opposition sources, Abu Diab regathered former fighters of Jund al-Aqsa in the new group under a secret agreement with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) leader, Abu Mohammad al-Julani.
Following Ansar al-Tawhid’s attack, Syrian pro-government sources reported that the SAA is preparing to launch a large-scale operation within the demilitarized zone around Idlib. The sources claimed that the operation will begin soon.
The presence of Ansar al-Tawhid and many other terrorist groups within the demilitarized zone is a major violation fo the Russian-Turkish agreement, which appears to be on the brink of collapse.
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