BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Islamist rebels in northern Hama once again attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses near the Christian city of Mhardeh on Tuesday afternoon.
Led by Jaysh Al-Izza, the Islamist rebels began their operation by moving towards Mhardeh from their positions inside the demilitarized zone.
The Syrian Arab Army spotted the Islamist rebels before they could bypass posts; this would result in a fierce exchange of hostilities that would last for several minutes.
According to a military communique from Hama, the Syrian Army was able to beat back the militants before they could reach their intended target.
Furthermore, the Syrian Army managed to kill at least two of the infiltrators, while wouding a couple others.
In response to this infiltration attempt, the Syrian Arab Army fired off several missiles and artillery shells towards the Jaysh Al-Izza stronghold of Al-Latamnah.