SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MAY 2, 2019: MILITANTS CLAIM 4 RUSSIANS KILLED IN HAMA, ATTACK HMEIMIM AIR BASE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MAY 2, 2019: MILITANTS CLAIM 4 RUSSIANS KILLED IN HAMA, ATTACK HMEIMIM AIR BASE

On May 1, the Turkish-backed coalition of militant groups, the National Front for Liberation, claimed that its members had killed 4 Russian servicemembers with mortar shelling in the village of Braidij in northern Hama.

The reports came amid a new round of escalation in the area caused by the constant militant attacks on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). According to pro-militant sources, Syrian and Russian aircraft carried out at least 50 strikes on militant targets in northern Hama and southern Idlib.

On the same day, government reinforcements reportedly arrived in the area in order to strengthen SAA positions near the so-called demilitarized zone. Pro-government sources immediately started a new round of speculation that this is a sign of an upcoming military operation near Idlib.

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