The NSDC: The objective is to counter at the best the potential intensification of Russia’s hybrid aggression with the beginning of a new heating season.
The war between militias continues in Syria. Unknown, probably from the Sham Legion, attacked an HTS base. It is the response to the raid against their HQ in the same area
Clashes between militias for supremacy continue in Idlib. In the past few hours, strangers have attacked the local artillery headquarters of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) near al-Foa. The clashes, which lasted several hours, caused injuries on both sides. There is no confirmation, but it is probably the response of the Sham Legion to the HTS incursion into the same area, which took place in recent days. Then there was a raid on the jihadist base, during which means, weapons, ammunition and equipment were stolen. Even then the action had been carried out by unknowns, but analysts had pointed the finger at the Qaedist group, which operates on two fronts to become leader. The first is to take sides with population against Turkey and joint patrols with Russia on the M4. The second is to undermine rivals with weapons and at a political level, removing their consensus and ability.
The SAA, meanwhile, maintains pressing south between Idlib, Hama and Aleppo. Objective: to keep jihadists away from the margins of the M4, but not inside. For Damascus, in fact, the war between militias and the use of HTS of hatred against Turkey is convenient
Meanwhile, Damascus continues to target pro-Turkey militias between Hama, Idlib and Aleppo. The army (SAA) attacked rebel posts in the village of Fleifel with artillery. The goal is to force them to fall back into the Syrian province and at the same time keep pressing on them. This is so that they cannot organize themselves to launch counterattacks. In addition, the SAA is working to keep jihadists away from the southern edges of the M4, but not internally, by specific will. In fact, it is convenient for the Bashar Assad regime at this time that the war between jihadist groups continues and that HTS tries to become leaders, using the hatred of the local population towards the TAF to achieve the goal. In this way Ankara is in difficulty and with his hands tied, without there being any violations of the truce.