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JULY 2020

Radicals Blew Up Bridge On M4 Highway In Syria’s Greater Idlib (Photos)

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On March 25, radical militants blew up a bridge on the strategic M4 highway in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Kafir bridge, located near the city of Jisr al-Shughur in northwest Idlib, was blown up by “Jihadists” in the early morning.


The vicinity of the Kafir bridge is tightly controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP). Such an attack couldn’t have happened without the approval or knowledge, of these two terrorist groups.

Opposition activists said the bridge was blown up to hinder Russian and Turkish plans to conduct joint patrols on the M4. The highway links the port city of Lattakia with Syria’s industrial hub, Aleppo city.

Reopening the strategic M4 highway is the keystone of the Russian-Turkish agreement on Greater Idlib reached on March 5th.

Turkey is yet to fulfil it commitment and reopen the highway, which remains under the control of terrorist groups. This hesitation by Ankara could lead to a new confrontation in Greater Idlib. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies will likely try to reopen the highway by force, if political means fail.

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  • John

    Keep it up fellas, it will not matter at all in the end. Further, now that you have blown it up, your access is also limited.

    • Toni Liu

      Hah their stupidity still higher than rock, SAA and Russian engineer still can fix and make it operational again in hours, even they can bypass it without much problem because there are not much obstacle in that area able to hinder SAA operation

      • V. Mecki

        SU-35 doesn’t need bridges

    • George King

      John that would include escape route, these are not very intelligent thugs you are dealing with here. My bet would be that it was ordered to keep them in the killing field as they seem to flee when the rubber hits the road.

  • Sofia23

    Invitation to a russian sex club – http://trim4.me/M2T

  • Damien C

    Russia probably shouldn’t be doing joint patrols with Turks it only lends them credibility to be there!

    They were not invited in by the Syrian government and are offially listed as occupiers.and terrorist sponsors

  • verner

    and why call them radicals when they’re just ordinary thugs,

    • seawolf

      you mean terrorists aren’t you?

      • Human kind is doomed

        He got confused, forgive him!

  • gijer

    Invitation to a sex club – http://trim4.me/9WL

    • Porc Halal

      Please, someone redirect this honorable lady to post on a ‘muslim moderate’ headchopper site so maybe she will get more attention to what she is advertising for!

      • LR captain

        report the comments as spam

        • FlorianGeyer

          Done that :)

  • gustavo

    I am afraid that next time the Turkey’s terrorists will blow up a Russia patrol, that has a high probability. Then, what ?

    • alejandro casalegno

      A 80 years old in Italy, with coronavirus will have more chances of survive………………a lot more!!!

    • Vollkrassmann

      Then what? The hell would come down on this bunch of headchoppers and rapers. However, I guess it would be a big move in motivation to end this war the hard way in very short time, with no prisoners…

  • Peter Jennings

    Blowing their bridges seems to be a habit for the terrorists in Syria. When the time comes, it will proabaly buy a few hours.

  • LR captain

    looks like Caesar needs to build another bridge.

    to quote him modern day adaptation “that river is not barrier, we can go anywhere”

  • Ronald

    Those 4X4 trucks will get mud on their tires, what a terrible day.
    West of the city of Jisr – al -Shughur, yes that west side seems what they are trying to protect the most. Likely because it is closest to Russian bases.
    There need to be some ‘joint patrols’ from the west-side.

  • Vollkrassmann

    I hope the conclusion in the last sentence of this report will come true sooner than later. The HTS-ISIS-TIP-shit’s got to go or die.

  • Tchoutoye

    Turkestan Islamic Party, SYrian branch. A.k.a. TIPSY.

  • Azriel Herskowitz

    This makes it clear that the people of Idlib don’t want anything to do with Russkie patrols. Idlib is Syria, not Russia.

    • palegreendot

      According to you, the “people of Idlib” include the Turkistan Islamic Party, a Uyghur Salafist jihadist faction.

      • Liberal guy

        Hahahahaha he is just a crazy old zio troll such insane bastard

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      Hi Mustapha, how are you Turks coping with the coronavirus, not so good from what I just read, and it’s pretty clear the terrorists are working on Erdogan’s orders, the blown bridge on the Latakia side of the highway and a gaping big hole dug through the Saraqib side of the highway seem to have occurred under his patronage.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    The radicals blew up the bridge using Turkish supplied explosives and they did it with Erdogan’s approval, and they also dug up the highway near Saraqib and used Turkish bulldozers to do it, because nothing happens here without Erdogan’s approval, he’s the puppetmaster behind it all.