BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Russia has given their Turkish partners 24 hours to withdraw their allied militants from the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria or else the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will resume their offensive.
According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, this demand was agreed upon by both parties during the Astana Peace Conference in the Kazakh capital.
The source said if the militants do not withdraw their forces, the Syrian Arab Army will resume their offensive to retake the entire northern part of the Hama Governorate.
The Syrian Arab Army previously halted their offensive in northern Hama in favor a ceasefire with the militants in northwestern Syria.
However, since the conditional ceasefire was put in place, the hostilities in northern Hama have continued, with both parties trading attacks along the Hama-Idlib axis.