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Militants Repel New Syrian Army Attack In Southeast Idlib

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Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies have repelled a new attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on al-Katibat al-Mahjura in southeast Idlib.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the army launched an assault on the area in the early hours of December 14. However, the attack was repelled within a few hours.

Al-Katibat al-Mahjura [the abandoned base in Arabic] is a former Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) base, which overlooks HTS-held Umm al-Tinah. HTS captured the base from the SAA earlier this week.

Militants Repel New Syrian Army Attack In Southeast Idlib

Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter.

This was the second attempt by the SAA to recapture the base. The first attempt, which took place two days ago, failed due to the fierce resistance of HTS and its allies.

According to the London-based monitoring group, 30 Syrian personnel and 15 militants of HTS and its allies were killed around al-Katibat al-Mahjura in the last few days.

Idlib is witnessing a rain storm. This creates difficulties for Syrian and Russian warplanes that support SAA troops. The weather will improve in the next 24 hours. With air support, the army will likely make another push to recapture the base.

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  • Azriel Herskowitz

    butcher regime is struggling all across idlib! moderate rebels grinding them into dust. all of this even with russkie and mullah support.

    • Mike

      Another Israeli idiot troll farm with a phony picture how original, butcher regime that Bibi and your shitty apartheid settler state of Israel in nut shell, just ask the Palestinian women and children you scumbags murder. Also thanks for showing that terrorist outfits like Al-Queda and ISIS are phony murder mercenary outfits at the beck and call for Israel and the U.S. butcher fuck off Israeli psychopath.

      • Azriel Herskowitz

        hey anti-semite. your SAA thugs are being beat by moderate rebels who are being massacred by russian warplanes. just wait until the IAF is in the skies and bombing assad regime for their war crimes.

        • Mike

          Fuck off Herkowitz isn’t a Semitic name you racist piece of settler state Eurotrash, go back home to Poland or something you two bit psychopath. War crimes you Israeli animals should be in the docks for what you have done in the past seventy years.

        • Mike

          The only real anti-Semite are Palestinian murdering Israeli Nazis like you, Palestinian , Syrians the Arabs are the real Semites. You Ashkenazi are just a bunch of trashy Europeans who’s ancestors converted to Judaism a few centuries ago, you are fake and counterfeit.

      • xTheWarrior22

        He is Jacob Wohl’s 5th account. Wohl is the first one. Semen Bernstein the second one. Avi Schwartz the 3rd one. Larry Rabinowitz the 4th and now this is the 5th.

        • PZIVJ

          Jacob almost had me fooled with Larry Phd.
          Because some of the posts where very long, not his usual style of writing.
          Lets have a contest to spot his 6th account first. But of course you will win, since I do not visit Liveuamap often. :)

          • xTheWarrior22

            Ok let’s do the contest. Btw what do you think will be the name of his 6th account?

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        They’re not Jewish Zionists at all, they only appear to be Jewish Zionists, all these recent pop ups are all just paid for Turkish trolls, and all doing Erdogan’s dirty work, don’t be deceived by what they say and how they appear, it’s actually just Turkish propaganda at work.

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      Wow you’re imitating a Jewish Zionist, won’t your boss be upset with you, don’t you know just how much Erdogan hates the Zionists, you might get into trouble if he finds out, oh hang, you do know just how much he hates them.
      Ahh I see now, that’s very clever actually, sorry I didn’t get it at first but now I do, hell you might even get a pay raise for this genus effort, it’s way better than all the other paid for Turkish trolls have been doing so far, BUT IT’S STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH, Assad pays way more, and so does Putin.
      LOL LOL LOL, you’re boss is getting desperate now, the blackmail didn’t work out the way he wanted it to, it backfired, LOL LOL LOL.

  • Ronald

    Surround it, let them get thirsty.

  • Mike

    (According to the London-based monitoring group), The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , so this group is in London and is not in the ground in Syria, its obviously a Zionist run propaganda jihadis outfit . Why should one take their word for whatever they claim.

    • Doctor Attitude’s Wrestling

      As TLAV puts it, “The one-man band T-shirt shop in the UK”.

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      I’m not sure if the guy who runs it is pro Zionist, but he is totally and utterly anti Assad and also pro Erdogan.
      He boasts at least 2000 different sources for his intelligence gathering team, white helmets, opposition groups, terrorist militias, British and French intelligence sources, ect, you get the picture, so yes totally untrustworthy and biased beyond comprehension.

    • Captain Pugwash

      He actually operates out the back bedroom of his house in Coventry, West Midlands. He is an odious little weasel whom supports the head choppers and Fake Helmets.

  • gustavo

    Nobody is surprised about this.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    In the good old days a bit of rainy weather helped an invasion force get in close and personal before the enemy was aware of what was happening, I miss the good old days.

    HTS, 12,000 fighters max, probably way less, most likely only 6 to 8,000 fighters now.
    Al Nusra front + allies, 20,000 max, probably way less, most likely only 12 to 16,000 fighters now.
    Unaffiliated terrorists and militias, 15, 000 max, probably way less, most likely only 8 to 10,000 fighters now.
    Turkish supported NFL, FSA, SLF, SNA, in Idlib, Hama, and Latakia, max of 45,000 but probably less, more likely it’s 30 to 35,000 fighters left, a lot of them, 15 to 20,000 went to Aleppo to assist in the Turkish invasion, so Erdogan has about 30,000 fighters there too.
    So an absolute max of just over 100,000 Turkish backed fighters in Idlib, but that’s pushing it, it’s more likely to be way less than 75,000, maybe even as low as 60,000.

    But the SAA now number 200,000 soldiers in total, and Assad can include another 100,000 fighters from his independent pro government militias, so that’s at least 300,000 fighters in all, 300,000 fighters pitted against 75 to 100,000 fighters, why are we at a stalemate, in any terms thinkable these are overwhelming odds, the SAA should be obliterating the terrorists even without air support.
    Looking at syrialiveuamaps it shows the rain is no deterrent at all to the terrorists, they’re taking full advantage of the rain and hitting the SAA hard, so I’m sure the SAA could be doing exactly the same thing too if they were allowed to.
    I hope when they recommence airstrikes they drop the last few days worth of bombs off at the same time they drop the new payloads, make up for the days they had off and give the terrorists a double whammy.