Despite an official deal which secured a cessation of hostilities, several instances of sniper fire have been observed coming from the rebel-held Al-Waer district over the past days.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) accused local insurgents of shooting at non-combattants traveling along the adjacent M1-Highway and said several travellers had been killed and injured due to the sniper fire.
Subsequently on Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) conducted several airstrikes on the Al-Waer suburb in what can only be described as tit for tat retaliation.
Al-Waer represents the only suburb out of 36 districts in Homs – the third largest city in Syria – which is not under government control after a deal was agreed upon in 2014.
A few hundred rebel fighters remain inside Al-Waer which is nevertheless completely ringed by SAA checkpoints. Today’s SyAAF sorties were also captured on camera by local insurgents:
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