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Overview Of Military Situation In Northern Hama On April 6, 2017


Overview Of Military Situation In Northern Hama On April 6, 2017

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Heavy clashes are ongoing between government forces and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the northern countryside of Hama.

By April 6, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allied groups had repelled a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack on Maardas and announced that they had also captured  the nearby village of Iskanderiyah. However, HTS-led forces failed to develop the momentum in the area. De-facto, Iskanderiyah and Maardas remained contensted between pro-government troops and militants. An intense fighting is ongoing in the area under constant artillery and air strikes.

HTS units counter-attacked government forces at the village of Al-Batish and the nearby hill that the SAA had seized on April 5. Militants pushed government forces to retreat from some points. The village and the hill are now also contested.

Meanwhile, the government advance on Halfaya east of Mahardeh resulted in no gains.



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  • Expo Marker

    The only thing that HTS and co. have over the SAA and allies is its propaganda and heavy weapons, but nothing else.

    • Thegr8rambino

      and the city where the supposed sarin attack occurred, khan shaykun, is so far inside rebel territory, why would SAA bomb it, even if they had such gas? its not like they were having trouble taking the town or something. pure false flag and nothing else