BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – For the second time this week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has carried out a heavy attack on the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
Using heavy artillery and surface-to-surface missiles, the Syrian Arab Army repeatedly struck the defenses of Jaysh Al-Izza at the towns of Al-Zakat and Al-Arbaeen.
The Syrian Arab Army’s attack came in response to a number of mortar shells that were fired by Jaysh Al-Izza towards the government stronghold of Mhardeh in northern Hama.
While the majority of the violence has been concentrated in the Aleppo Governorate this past week, the Syrian Arab Army and Jaysh Al-Izza have traded their daily strikes along the Hama-Idlib axis during this time frame.
The Turkish-backed forces have accused the Syrian military of violating the Sochi agreement; however, the rebels have refused to withdraw from this demilitarized zone, which is a clear violation of the deal.