BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Free Syrian Army and their allies stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses in the northern Hama countryside, targeting their positions southeast of the densely populated Christian village of Mhardeh.
According to a report from the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Mhardeh, the Free Syrian Army and their allies stormed the Syrian Army’s defenses at Biju Hill, violating the nationwide ceasefire one hour after it commenced on Friday.
Syrian opposition activists claim that their forces have captured Biju Hill; however, this has not been confirmed by the National Defense Forces.
This latest attack in northern Hama questions whether the Syrian opposition is really committed to this nationwide ceasefire deal that was put together by the Russian and Turkish governments earlier this week.
Based on the details released about this ceasefire, the only factions that are excluded from this nationwide agreement are the hardline jihadist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) and Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front).