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Syrian Army Captures Two New Villages West Of Khan Shaykhun

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Late on August 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed its ground operations west of the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib and managed to capture two new villages.

According to pro-government sources, army units secured the villages of Umm Zaytunah and Kafr Tab under the cover of heavy Russian and Syrian airstrikes.

Syrian Army Captures Two New Villages West Of Khan Shaykhun

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Earlier, the SAA reached the western entrance of Khan Shaykhun after imposing control of the villages of Kafr Ayn, Tall Aas, Khirbat Murshid and Mantar. More than 45 radical militants were reportedly killed during the clashes in these four villages.

By advancing towards Khan Shaykhun, the army is working to besiege the remaining positions of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and its allies in northern Hama.

SAA troops are now only 4km away from Khan Shaykhun’s center. The assault on the town could begin soon, according to pro-government activists.

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  • Tudor Miron

    Well done SAA. Teaching critics and non believers a valuable lesson while sending rats to hell.

  • Jabbar Abbo
    • Pave Way IV

      The head-choppers (and US/Turkish backers) put all that hard work into fortifying Morek for the mother of all battles, and the SAA ignores it for now. Damn you, Assad! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the same thing happens to Khan Shaykhun. Head-choppers are probably fleeing from Morek and Latmanah to Khan Shaykhun to make a secondary stand. That would be great if the SAA kept going northeast from Kafr Tab to cut off the M5, putting Khan Shaykhun in the cauldron along with Morek and Latmanah. Then the rat-bake begins.

      4th AD to Tiger Commander: “It’s kind of like shooting rats in a cauldron. No, wait… it actually IS shooting rats in a cauldron – with a 125mm smoothbore cannon. Ever see a head-chopper fly?”

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Assad’s making it impossible for the Turks to remain at their OB post, surround and isolate.

  • Bill Wilson

    It’s good to see the SAA making progress in their attempt to pinch off that salient to force the withdraw of opposition forces from it.

  • J Roderet

    Great job, Syria! The al-Queda devils in Idlib will soon be joining John McCain in hell.

  • Icarus Tanović

    Yeah, baby!

  • Jacob Wohl

    lol the butcher army entered western neighborhoods of khan sheykoun yesterday but were driven all the way out to 5km away

    • antoun

      vermin sionist!!!

    • Gary Sellars

      Butcher army? The IDF is involved?

  • Jacob Wohl

    butcher army will fail, I guarantee it. and when the Israeli Airforce starts smacking them hard, they will be decimated

    • Marvin Joel Zavala López

      Wanna cry baby jihad???

    • Paul

      Fascist pig

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Go on Aliyah Filthy Antisemitic AshkeZioNazi Parasite…so that you burn with the Rest…

    • Gary Sellars

      You really are a special form of fucked-up stupid…

      • Jacob Wohl

        wow nice insult you schmuck, maybe think of something better? oh wait, with a name like that, you’re probably an old fat disgruntled american living on social security

        • Gary Sellars

          You wish…. I’m a ex-Brit Aussie living the fucking dream :-D

          …while you’re a congential fuckwit who is living proof that siblings shouldn’t marry.

  • nick1111

    ISIS = CIA

  • Zionism = EVIL

    The headchoppers are in serious trouble now as they can’t move even their Toyotas around anymore and Russian helicopter gunships pick them off. The Turkeys need to think about leaving Syria as much more is about to come.

  • antoun

    glory for SAA excellente news!!

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Has the SAA discovered a good way to get rid of the Turks in Hama, just surround the OB post and isolate it from everyone else, what are the Turks going to do then, they’ll have no purpose to be there anymore.
    Hopefully this tactic will be repeated on every Turkish OB post in Syria.