BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army and Russian military have recently sent another large convoy of troops to the northern Hama countryside as the mass buildup of troops continues in northwest Syria.
According to a military source in Hama, the Syrian Arab Army sent a large convoy of reinforcements to the area near the demilitarized zone.
These Syrian Arab Army reinforcements were reportedly made-up of hundreds of troops that were previously deployed in the Daraa and Al-Sweida governorates of southern Syria.
Furthermore, the source told Al-Masdar that Russian military advisers also deployed to the Hama Governorate and nearby Abu Dhuhour Airport in the southeastern part of the Idlib Governorate.
A military officer told Al-Masdar News on Monday that the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch their offensive, but they are awaiting the results of the Russia-Turkey talks.
The officer added that Turkey is looking to block the offensive, but they are running out of time because the Russians previously gave them an opportunity to clear the jihadists from the demilitarized zone and they failed to do so.