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Al-Qaeda Terrorists Kill 18 Syrian Service Members In Northern Hama

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Al-Qaeda Terrorists Kill 18 Syrian Service Members In Northern Hama

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Militants killed 18 soldiers and officers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in a new attack on the town of Atshan in the northern Hama countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 25.

According to the London-based monitoring group, the hit and run attack targeted several positions of the army around Atshan. At least 6 of the attackers were killed during the clashes in the town’s outskirt.

The “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room, a coalition of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, claimed responsibility for the attack. The coalition is led by Horas al-Din and it is known for being a close ally of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

The northern Hama countryside didn’t witness any major attacks last week, as both sides were working to reinforce their positions in the region.

The new attack will likely encourage the SAA to resume its ground operations in northern Hama, as HTS and its allies are clearly not willing to halt their operations.

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  • Joe Dickson

    The SAA is getting it’s a$$ handed to it.

    • 1691

      …according to sohr. LOL!

      • Joe Dickson

        … according to the map. they haven’t netted a single inch of ground.

        • 1691

          Publishing motivational news to boost up the spirit of the terrorists and their supporters speaks volumes.

        • dutchnational

          To be fair. At the cost of 200k refigees and up to a thousand killed in action, they gained some 100+km2.

          At this rate in a century or so, they will take the region.

          • Mike

            Again you Dutch pansy, all you ever have been is bunch of slaves to you banks, you have no creed dutch whore.

          • dutchnational

            You language skills seem to be on level with you intelligence. Both going south. Completely on par with the competence level shown here by SAA.

        • dutchnational

          People who seem to know the numbers tell of 1100 SAA killed to gain some 100+ km2, no progress the last few weeks, several strategic lossess, all involving hills. At the rate of 10 KIA per km2 SAA will be wiped out before they can take Idlib. The same goes for rebels btw.

  • Rhodium 10

    SOHR is not a reliable source…

  • Free man

    Hezbollah and Iran have stopped supporting the SAA, it’s a fact. This is because they think it will be easier for them to take over a weak SAA.
    The unnecessary killing of Syrian soldiers must stop.
    The only solution at this stage is negotiations with the Turks and Americans on stabilizing the situation in Syria.

    • Rafik Chauhan

      Hezbollah and iran has trained many fighters in Syria and they all based in critical area like Alleppo dier zor abu kamal palmayra and southern Syria near golan. SAA and Russia only jobs is idlib province . Hezbollah and iran cant go everywhere . whichever area is under Hezbollah traindde people are safe and they fight hard. but Russia is preventing SAA to go all the way. Russia is alos preventing iran and Hezbollah in idlib operation . now its syrianArmy jobs to get rid of dilib terrriost

      • Free man

        The SAA can’t defeat the jihadists, they lose dozens of soldiers every day.

      • dutchnational

        There is only one easy way for SAA to improve its situation in the short term and to be able to take on the rebels and that is by Assad coming to terms with SDF. A receding prospect as US will support SDF more and more once it falls out of love with Turkey and into hate of Iran. Receding also as Assad seems to be unable to compromise.

        • Mike

          You dutch couldn’t fight your way out of paper bag, to bad the NAZI didn’t starve more of your faggy asses back at the end WW2.

          • dutchnational

            Thank you for your intelligent and oh so relevsnt remarks. Gives a good insight into your mental capacities.

      • Bill Wilson

        Iran is footing the bill for Hezbollah and the Iranian militias. Russia is footing the bill for the Syrian military. Shooting wars are very expensive to conduct on a daily basis where it’s easy for one side to shoot off $3 Million worth of ordnance in a day’s time during one moderately sized engagement. Iran has it’s proxies away from the fighting to save on costs and to allow Damascus to send more SAA units to the northeast. Russia may be having the SAA hold off until more munitions can be brought in to sustain prolonged engagements at several areas for a period of time.

      • Taz T

        The Russian do not fight on the ground, they only fight from air and they allow Turkry and Israel to attack Syria so they can sell them their arms and have good relation with 1.5m Russian Jews.

        • grumpy_carpenter

          Russia have given Syria arms, training, air support and intelligence. Their special forces go into battle with the Syrians and have travelled the country convincing rebel groups to either give up the fight or join the SAA. Their military police maintain order while Syria establishes control over liberated areas.

          Besides the cost of the Syrian operation, which is quite a sacrifice seeing as Russia is under sanction, Russians have lost their lives fighting in Syria.

          Do you feel this is not enough? Do Russians owe Syria more? For example should they risk nuclear war and the total destruction of their country by attacking Israel and the USA on Syria’s behalf?

          IMHO Syrians were dam lucky Russia intervened when they did. They should be grateful for what they got.

          • Taz T

            They only move in after other clear the ground and their special force are there to look after Russian assets.

          • grumpy_carpenter

            Russian infantry isn’t leading the charge by any means, and rightly so however Russian special operators are deployed in enemy territory targeting air strikes and sniping.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Prokhorenko

        • dutchnational

          There is some truth in your comment. Russia is not, afaik, selling any arms from Russia.

      • grumpy_carpenter

        “but Russia is preventing SAA to go all the way.”

        Russia is keeping Syria alive. It may seem like Russia has a mighty force in Syria but compared to the combined forces of Israel, USA, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, GB, France and Jordan they are tiny. Those mighty Russian air defences and 4 air superiority fighters would run out of ammo and be overwhelmed in a matter of hours under a sustained attack. Syria would be bombed flat in days.

        Russia’s main weapon in Syria is diplomacy. They have been able to keep Israel, Turkey and the USA at bay for the most part. …. there have been a few pinpricks by Israel and the USA over the years but so far no full on attack from any party.

        Be patient and consider where Syria was 4 years ago before being too critical of what Russia has achieved in Syria.

    • Icarus Tanović

      They have never stopped, nor yhey will. There’s no discussion on negotiations with americans/turks. That’s ouy of question, to put it this way, no any yalks with ocupiers and attackers.

      • Free man

        1. The fact is that the Iranians and Hezbollah are not helping in Idlib. And the SAA loses dozens of troops every day.
        2. How will the Russians cause the Americans and the Turks to withdraw without negotiations?

        • Icarus Tanović

          There are other ways. And those aren’t for the public.

          • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

            tell us!

  • klove and light

    weak syrian political Leadership and very very weak Military Leadership…

    • dutchnational

      You make some points. However, in a war you seek allies and “friends” . This Syria seems to be unable to make friends with anyone. They even try to kill those that reconciliated by quasi secret assassination and are then surprised they get resistance.

      • Mike

        Go lick some kudish ass dutch fag.

        • dutchnational

          Another great and intelligently worded comment. Well, one can see why Assad has no friends. Who needs them when they have mikey boy telling whom to fuck.

    • Bill Wilson

      That area was taken over by the militants shortly after the fighting started in 2011. The SAA tried taking it back several times then gave up because the heavily forested hilly terrain was easily defended and costly to assault. The two sides agreed to a truce where Damascus left them alone as long as the militants didn’t try to acquire more territory. It remained quiet up there afterwards for a number of years except when the two sides took occasional artillery potshots at each other.

  • gustavo

    Assuming this news is true, these sleeping SAA cells must wake up right away before they be totally eliminated.

  • Ma_Laoshi

    Ceasefires for thee but not for me…

  • John Whitehot

    More bullshit.

  • Mike

    Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a wahhabi outfit operating from London that is not on the ground in Syria, should so lack oif credibility that sites like Southfront shouldn’t waste their time posting.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    that SF accepts propaganda from the CIA funded “observatory” amuses