BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – A series of intense clashes broke out in northern Hama on Saturday evening after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) opened fire on the jihadist rebels inside the demilitarized zone.
According to a military source in nearby Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault after they observed jihadist fighters moving through the demilitarized zone.
The Syrian Army fired several artillery shells and missiles towards the jihadist rebels, prompting the latter to respond with their own barrage of projectiles in northern Hama.
The clashes would then spread to the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, when the jihadist rebels fired several rockets towards the Syrian Army defenses south of Khuwayn.
These clashes are still ongoing at this time, with both parties trading blows along the Idlib-Hama axis.