Syrian army was attacked by militants in the province of Hama
DAMASCUS, (BM) – An attack on the forces of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the north-west of the province of Hama was launched by militants of the Syrian opposition groups on May 10, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a Krasnaya Vesna source.
According to the source, the militants of the Khurras Ad-Din group (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) attacked the positions of the Syrian troops in the Al-Gab valley in the village of Al-Manara. CAA units, with the support of artillery, are fighting with militants in the area of Al-Manara and the villages of Al-Ankawi, Al-Qadir and Kalidin.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.
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