A large convoy of reinforcements arrived in Morek from Hama City to continue the offensive in this strategic town on the border of Idlib. Soldiers from the 3rd Army Corps arrived just in time to thwart a potential counter-offensive by the Islamic Front; who, two months ago, captured the integral city of Khan Sheikhoun, north of Morek. As the fighting ensues, SAA Armored Brigades will try to breakthrough the I.F. frontline
The Islamic Front’s success is attributed, in large part, to their anti-tank missiles they have received from the west. These missiles were first seen during the Syrian Arab Army’s Qalamoun Offensive in December of 2013. The weapon is specifically known as the TOW and they have become prevalent in the Hama campaign.