The video, released on July 15, shows the Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces in action against militants in the area of Tel Hawash in northern Hama.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and other radical groups undertook several offensive actions against government troops deployed in northern and northwestern Hama, with the most intense clashes erupting in al-Hamameyat.
Over the past few months, pro-government sources have repeatedly revealed an increased deployment of Syrian Army toops and equipment along the contact line with the militant-held area in northern Hama and southern Idlb. Despite this, government forces are yet to undertake large-scale offensive actions against militants in the area.
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