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Syrian Army Captures Field Commanders Of Turkish-Backed Faction In Southeast Idlib


On May 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured at least two militants near the city of Saraqib in the southeastern Idlib countryside.

Opposition sources said the militants, both are field commanders in the Turkish-backed Ahrar Army, fell in an ambush set by the SAA after getting lost on a road leading to Saraqib. The army targeted the militants’ van with machine guns and managed to capture them alive.

The captured commanders were identified by activists as Safuan Kulish and Hassan al-Shamat, both from the town of Salqin. The two commanders were reportedly on their way to a military position in the southern Idlib countryside.

Syrian Army Captures Field Commanders Of Turkish-Backed Faction In Southeast Idlib

Safuan Kulish and Hassan al-Shamat

According to Zaman al-Wsl, a pro-opposition outlet, a third militant, known only by his nom de guerre “Abu Mohamad,” was also captured by the army.

Turkish forces were blamed for the incident because they opened several roads leading to Saraqib city a few days ago. The roads were opened to facilitate a joint patrol with Russian forces on the Lattakia-Aleppo highway, that’s known as the M4.

The militants could launch an attack on SAA troops in Greater Idlib in response to the incident. Any such attack could escalate the tension in the region.




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  • Ashok Varma

    Not a very secure terrorist career choice.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      I am sure they have a rather limited resume for legit jobs :) putting on stuff like rape, headchopping, kidnapping, stealing, murder have a rather small employer base even in Turkey.

      • Assad must stay


  • christianblood

    Send them to their ’72’ whores on the other side of the fence!

    • Porc Halal


      • Zionism = EVIL

        or feed them kosher pork.

        • christianblood

          Kosher pork? A good one!

        • Porc Halal

          Halal pork ;) ….

  • Cromwell

    Now execute the filth.

  • Superfly

    Report: Child soldiers forcibly deployed to Libya by Turkish military and its proxy Syrian National Army. Turkish intelligence agents have been accused by human rights organizations of kidnapping Syrian refugee children from camps and sending them to Libya.

  • josh

    f orcs

  • Icarus Tanović

    Good, just ask them some questions…

  • Assad must stay

    great job SAA go to town on them hahhahahaha