The offensive of the Syrian army in Northern Hama was stopped at exactly midnight on August 2nd. Another ceasefire was introduced. Damascus gave the militants time - 24 hours for the withdrawal of forces. But the terrorists refused to fulfill their obligations, and in addition, fired on the Khmeimim airbase. The Syrian command announced the start of a military operation and the Tiger Forces under the command of Sukhel al-Hassan were given the task of breaking through the defenses of the "al-Lataminah ledge."