Army on Alert in Northern Syria after Terrorists’ Refuse Leaving Demilitarized Zone
Field sources in Northeastern Hama reported that a large number of Syrian army troops are on alert in their positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.
They added that the development came after the terrorist groups avoided implementation of the Russia-Turkey agreement to create a demilitarized zone in Northern Syria.
The report said the Syrian army troops have also attacked the moves of the terrorists in Hama and Idlib, foiling their attempts to infiltrate into the army-held areas.
Other reports said that while the deadline for the terrorists’ withdrawal from the arms-free zone in Syria has ended, they have not withdrawn from their strongholds and rather reinvigorated them.
With the rebels refusing to leave the buffer zone, the Syrian Army has begun mobilizing their troops in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib for a potential military operation against the terrorists.
While the 4th Division has been redeployed to Southern Syria to help with the ISIL offensive, the Tiger Forces and Liwaa al-Quds have remained near the Idlib front in case the jihadist rebels refuse to leave the buffer zone.
As of now, no military operation is planned in Northwest Syria; however, this could change in the next week if Turkey does not convince the jihadist rebels to withdraw from the buffer zone.