On May 1, the Turkish-backed coalition of militant groups, the National Front for Liberation claimed, claimed that its members had killed 4 Russian servicemembers in the village of Braidij in northern Hama with mortar shelling. On May 2, the Russian Defense Ministry denounced claims about casualties among it servicemembers in northern Hama.
Earlier, the Russian military revealed that militants from the Idlib de-escalation zone attempted to attack its Hmeymim airbase with multiple-launch rocket systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) 12 times over the past month. 8 of 12 attacks were carried out with UAVs. Russian forces shot down 12 UAVs. No material damage or casualties were caused.