Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Attacks Syrian Army Near Khanasser Highway. Government Troops Advance On Rahjan (Maps)

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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Attacks Syrian Army Near Khanasser Highway. Government Troops Advance On Rahjan (Maps)

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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) has attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies near the government-held town of Khanasser located at the strategic Ithriyah-Khanasser-Aleppo highway.

According to reports, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fully captured the village of Rashadiyah and the nearby points. Clashes in the area have been ongoing since the last week. However, it seems that the SAA was not able to gain momentum after the first advances against HTS.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Attacks Syrian Army Near Khanasser Highway. Government Troops Advance On Rahjan (Maps)

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Meanwhile, clashes continued between HTS and the SAA have cotninued in the village of al-Rahjan in northeastern Hama. The SAA entered the southern part of the village and now the fighting is ongoing in its center.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Attacks Syrian Army Near Khanasser Highway. Government Troops Advance On Rahjan (Maps)

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  • When is the last time OIR pretended to bomb Qaida (HTS)? They don’t even bother pretending not to support Qaida now.

  • MD Ranix

    zio satanic terrorists are giving their all out for lucifer – losers forever

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    time to rain fire on them. Why waste good soldiers, when you can burn them to heel?

    • Mortal

      Because they are mostly logical, considerate people that understand that the areas under militant control are Syrian lands and not permanents battlefields. When the situation is normalized, people are supposed to live there without having to rebuild everything from scratch. Don’t say such absurd things without considering unavoidable realities. This is not Call of Duty, it is real life.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        obviously you speak with out any idea what this areas look like and the state are in. Take the time to at least watch some videos that are in the hundreds on the net. Your argument would been correct and logical if what you said represented reality on the ground.

        Sadly it does not. And raining fire on them accomplish two objectives at once. Eliminating ISIS with minimum casualties on the side of SAA as well destroy the land mines that ISIS seeded the earth.

        • Mortal

          I happen to be informed when it comes to the area and I know of the state of it. Still, the point is not to turn it into a no man’s land, no matter how much it resembles that state right now. And you know really well it is impossible to eradicate this pest just by bombing it. We don’t deal with towel heads here, these forces have back up from whole countries which I need not name here, again. They can just crawl in their bunkers and wait. As far as mines are concerned, this could be a valid point if SAA had knowledge of the minefields locations. Final point, there is only one way, the hard way. Outpost by outpost, village by village, city by city.

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            so am I friend. We just have difference of opinion, as to the approach.

      • Gregory Louis

        Yeah watch Anna news not a single building near the khanasser road is not untouched by war or destroyed many of these villages where abandoned long ago

  • Attrition47

    I have the impression that the Syrian counter-offensive has paused except for a few areas. Every time this has happened in the last few years, it has ended with a Syrian-Allies spectacular….

    • Bill Wilson

      ended with the Sissy Arab Army running away!

      • Justin

        God I love hearing butt hurt comments like urs! u know who is winning yet u never fail to comment anti Saa sentiments!
        I literally jack off to sore losers!
        Bill I’m gonna print ur name and comment out on paper and I’m gonna jack off all over it! do like jizz on ur face bill?

      • Gary Sellars

        Bill “terror-sympathiser” Wilson raises his head to whine against the SAA… Wassup Billy boy, upset over yer ISIS butt-chums losing biggly so you have a cry and sook… idiot…

  • Rob

    Hayat Tahrer Al Shams fight for America and Israhell against Syrian nation. So let them fight.

  • dutchnational

    The SF reports on this area reminds me of SF DeZ reporting 2016 till mid 2017. SAA always reppelling IS attacks , counterattacking, gaining grond and a comparison between maps early 2016 and mid 2017 shows that over the period SAA lost ground there.

    • Gary Sellars

      Douche was celebrating over a Jihadi victory… then wakes up and starts to cry when he realises he was dreaming…