Map Update: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Gets Control Of Most Of ‘Idlib Demilitarized Zone’

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After the recent series of advances by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in western Aleppo, northwestern Hama and southern Idlib, the terrorist group has established control over the major part of the Idlib demilitarized zone. This development may mark the end of the demilitarized zone deal agreement because Hayat Tahir al-Sham is likely not going to respect the deal’s terms and conditions: the ceasefire and heavy weapons withdrawal.

The current situation sets up a foothold for a new level of the escalation in this part of Syria because a military option appears to be the only solution to neutralize the terrorists controlling Idlib and nearby areas.

Map Update: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Gets Control Of Most Of 'Idlib Demilitarized Zone'

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  • abuqahwa

    Latest earth-shattering re-badging by jihadi terror gangs is calling this “Year of Unification ” ! and grouping under a new so-called Syria Salvation (actually “rescue”in Arabic) Government – Arabic Hukumat al-“Inqaadh Souria – see foto showing logos of the ridiculous named “And Incite the Faithful “, Jaysh al-Izza, HTS, and the laugh-a-minute ” Front of National Liberation “which includes Ahrar ash-Sham and apparently even Faylaq ash-Sham of Afrin fame. What a bunch of misfit jokers. Missing is the Turkestani Islamic Party (Uighers and Uzbeks) and of course the Turkish Regular Army TSK with bases and OPs stationed along the whole perimiter and lines of contact of the now defunct deconfliction zone. This entire operation has been managed by Turkey . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/39e41361f7850ee5e617f6c2121165d82d40eb0738e413cafc6fadc3e37a361f.jpg

    • Master Oroko

      Turkey has also sent terrorists to Xinjiang province in China.

      • Brother Ma

        Big mistake for China not to send Chinese marines to Syria to fight those Oghur Turks from Sinkiang. It would have given the Chinese real fighting experience and kill their terrorists well away from China.

        • Master Oroko

          Yes, but I’m not sure if China wants to ditch their non-combative foreign policy just yet.

    • Brother Ma

      It has been an excellent plan by Turkey to take over the Idlib pocket without sacrificing its soldiers and it has Plausible Deniability

      OR

      Turkey and Russia have cooked up a deal for Turkey to save face by allowing Idlib to be taken over by Terrorists that Erdogan says he can not control

      OR

      Russia and Syria knew Turkey would betray them and are baiting a trap to allow the Turkish army to invade Idlib and Trans Euphrates and then jointly smash them thus getting the Turks out of Syria altogether and destroying Turkey’s influence in the Middle East for two generations.

      Which is it?

      • abuqahwa

        Your guess is as good as mine – unfortunately the clear and obvious military imperative of SAA cutting thru enemy like knife thru butter is hampered by politics as usual

  • Master Oroko

    I hope these terrorists get what’s coming to them.

  • xTheWarrior22

    There is a mistake in the map. YPG is holding Sheiqh Maqsud

    • abuqahwa

      You are right, Kurds have always controlled Sheikh Maqsud district but it is very vulnerable to attack from enemy entrenched less than 1 000 meters distant.

      • xTheWarrior22

        But I don’t know how they had captured it, because it’s fully encircled. Did SAA let them in to help them defend Aleppo?

  • xTheWarrior22

    Party is ready! Just wondering which area saa will attack first. Probably northern latakia, northern hama or western Aleppo. Maybe the saa will pocket anadan area and liberate it to secure the northwestern part of aleppo city

    • antoun

      exactly good analyse!!!

      • xTheWarrior22

        Thank U :)

        • antoun

          :)

    • abuqahwa

      Yes, SAA has now deployed forces with air and artillery support to attack from multiple directions – SA could easily cut off and encircle the enemy positions around Khan Sheikhoun/Ma’arat Numan/Saraqib(key) and Jisr Shighour over 72 hours – just a matter of time and politics now

  • antoun

    the party will be ready in idlieb!!!

  • gustavo

    Many are waiting for the offensive on Idlib, and I am sure that Syria-Ira-Hezbolah-Russia ground troops are ready to carry out this offensive. I hope Russia does not accept another Erdogan request of keeping the terrorists in this safe heaven zone.