The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled yet another limited ground attack by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies on its positions near the town of al-Hamameyat in northern Hama on June 13, according to the al-Mayadeen TV.
At the same time, the army was able to shoot down an armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) while it was flying over its positions in the same region. Such UAVs are believed to be made and operated by HTS.
These attacks were not the first violation of the new ceasefire agreement, which was announced a day earlier. HTS and its allies launched a ground assault on SAA positions in northern Hama and southern Idlib less than 12 hours after the start of the ceasefire.
The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a new wave of airstrikes on militants’ positions in northern Hama and southern Idlib in response to these new attacks.
If HTS and its allies continue to launch attacks, the ceasefire will likely collapse. In this event, the SAA may resume its ground operations around Greater Idlib.
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