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Greater Idlib Escalation: Turkish Forces Shelled Syrian Army In Response To Assassination Of Al-Qaeda Commanders

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Greater Idlib Escalation: Turkish Forces Shelled Syrian Army In Response To Assassination Of Al-Qaeda Commanders

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On June 10, the Turkish military and its proxy, the Syrian National Army (SNA), shelled government-held areas in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib in response to the assassination of three commanders of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

The Turkish shelling targeted positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in southern Idlib and northwestern Hama. No casualties or material losses were reported.

“The artillery of the Turkish military and the SNA targeted military positions of regime forces with more than 80 shells in different areas in the countryside of Hama and Idlib,” Major Youssef Al-Hamoud, a spokesman for the SNA, said.

Militants of the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room, led by HTS, also targeted a battle tank and vehicle of the SAA with anti-tank guided missiles.

Earlier today, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on militants’ positions in Greater Idlib. The SAA and Russian Special Forces also targeted a number of militants positions with precision-guided artillery rounds.

The Russian and Syrian strikes killed HTS’ military spokesman, Abu Khalid al-Shami, main media coordinator, Abu Musab al-Homsi, as well as Mu’ataz al-Nasir, commander of the group’s internal security forces.

The Turkish response to the targeted assassinations highlights Ankara’s strong support for HTS, the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib.

Turkish forces are supposed to monitor the ceasefire and combat terrorist groups in Greater Idlib as a part of the March 5 2020 agreement with Russia. Nevertheless, Ankara and its proxies are doing the exact opposite. The ceasefire may collapse soon as a result of this.


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Marcelo Rodriguez

Es necesario que la fuerza aérea Rusa aproveche los tres bombarderos de la aviación de largo alcance y los ponga a prueba en Idlib, de paso sería interesante probar alguna que otra arma hipersonica contra los militantes y sus promotores demostrándoles la determinacion del gobierno Sirio a recuperar todo su territorio de las manos de las facciones terroristas y de los ocupantes extranjeros!!!


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Peter Jennings

Not to worry HTS. I’m sure the bbc and cnn will soon send more media coordinators curtesy of the British gov’t and their tax slaves. Maybe Annabanna from Idlib?

Liberal guy

Yes right but the hts media do got a big blow


Finally. This better translate into a new SAA offensive.

Furkan Sahin

Maduro >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Putin

Gay Ranger



nasty ottoman bastards


Turkey is just waiting for an opportunity to launch a new offensive against the SAA. Putin, in his desire to court Turkey, is being played for a fool. In the end, Turkey will always work with Israel, the US, and other anti-Russian forces in the region. The end goal has always been to overthrow the Syrian regime and install a jihadist puppet state to serve Turkish interests. Because this means also ejecting Russia from the region, this goal suits the US just fine. And because this would also force Iran out of Syria and Lebanon, it suits Israel and Saudi just fine, too. Russia will never be allowed to “win” in Syria. How is this not obvious to Putin?


Good Lord – the TAF (NATO member) shell the SAA INSIDE the legal borders of Syria, in response to the Syrian’s targeted killing of an internationally designated terrorist faction leader!!! Could TAF and NATO sponsorship of international terrorism be any more clear – but don’t expect to read a damning critique of this reality in western MSM anytime soon.

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