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Rocket Attack Targeted Assad Hometown In Syria’s Lattakia

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Rocket Attack Targeted Assad Hometown In Syria's Lattakia

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Late on June 27, several rockets were fired from the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib at al-Qardahah, the hometown of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in the southeastern countryside of Lattakia.

According to local sources in al-Qardahah, only two rocket actually reached the town. Both rockets landed in empty farmlands. No causalities or material losses were reported.

The rocket attack was reportedly carried out by al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Tawhid. The group is a close ally of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib. Sources in the region claimed that “new heavy rockets” were used in the attack.

Rocket Attack Targeted Assad Hometown In Syria's Lattakia

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The attack was a blatant violation of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey on March 5 of last year. The ceasefire is barely holding up.

HTS and its allies in Greater Idlib intensified their rocket attacks on nearby government-held areas this month. On June 20, a rocket attack on the town of Jurin in the northwestern Hama countryside claimed the life of a little girl. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies responded with a series of fierce strikes on militants’ positions. At least seven militants were killed.

The rocket attack on al-Qardahah will not likely go unpunished. The SAA has been targeting HTS and its allies nonstop. Earlier today, a militant was killed in the southern countryside of Idlib by army fire.


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jens holm

Most Assadist wear white helmets to camouflage them against the Jihadists.

Marco Polo
Last edited 1 month ago by Marco Polo
Marco Polo

Death to ZOG


They try to mimic Hamas by striking deep in enemy territory… where they think it hurts. Only that 1) they‘re of course not on the same side and 2) B. As. is somewhere safe in Damascus.


Whoever uses the term „conspiracy theory“ has disqualified him/herself from any serious consideration.
It‘s a defamatory term used by Eastern and Western governments to disavow critical inspection. On US soil it was first used against those critically questioning the „one loan madman“ story of JF Kennedy‘s assassination…

It has no use in sober, factual discourse. The very fact that the expression has gained such currency, goes to show that sober and factual almost entirely absent in media.

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