Syrian Army Launches Military Operation, Captures Three Villages In Northern Homs Pocket

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Syrian Army Launches Military Operation, Captures Three Villages In Northern Homs Pocket

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Despite the US-led strikes on Syria on April 14 and threats of further strikes by US officials, the Syrian military is expanding its efforts against militants across the country.

On April 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) launched a military operation against the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria – Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in the northern Homs countryside pocket.

Syrian pro-government sources reported that the SAA had managed to capture the villages of Qantara, Qunaytirat and Izz al-Din in the eastern part of the pocket since the start of the operation.

The Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi confirmed that at least seven warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) had conducted a series of airstrikes on different positions in the pocket supporting the SAA attack.

Syrian Army Launches Military Operation, Captures Three Villages In Northern Homs Pocket

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From its side, the HTS-linked news agency Iba’a claimed that the SAA attack had been repelled. HTS fighters destroyed three battle tanks, an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launcher and damaged a BMP-1 armored vehicle of the SAA, according to Iba’a.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SAA) reported that the militants in the northern Homs countryside pocket had lunched a rocket at the civilian areas in the city of Homs. According to the news agency, at least one woman and one child were injured in the rocket strike.

Local sources believe that the SAA will not be able to advance rapidly in the northern Homs countryside pocket because no elite SAA units are currently taking part in the attack. Reports suggests that the Tiger Forces, the 4th Division and the Republican Guard are all still positioned in the Damascus governorate.

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  • Michał Hunicz

    Syrian War Report on Monday is going to be REALLY long :D

    • Ajdin Aksoy

      why? :D

      • Michał Hunicz

        Missile attacks and reactions to it, this offensive, last batch of terrorists leaving Eastern Ghouta.

  • World_Eye

    Send that Al-Qaeda to hell.

    • Rob

      Assad, Putin, Ruhanni and all other Muslim leaders must know Israelis are their main enemy. Coordinating, cooperating and allowing them in your countries is like butchering your own nations and destroying your own countries yourselves.

      US+UK+France+ISIS+Al-Qaeds+Boko Haram+SDF+YPG = Israel

      Make nuclear and chemical weapons and ballistic missiles for Israeli morons because without Israel this world will be a true paradise.

    • Rob

      Putin should know that due to Israel, US, UK and France the Middle East states defences have been destabilized.
      Putin should have to provide to Syria at least enough S300 and Pantsir-S1 for air defence and smart bombs and guided missiles to stabilize the defence in the region. Putin should produce their weapons in Syria to reduce the logestic cost and save money that spend on logestic due to low labour cost and easily available raw material. Strong Syria is a good defence for Russia.

    • Rob

      Assad with the help of Russia and Iran develop two 1100MWe Nuclear power plants in Tartus and in Latakia and withdraw from NPT. Assad also develop Nuclear missiles industry in Tartus and in Latakia for their defence. Assad should not negotiate or compromise on Syrian defence. Be strong. Learn from Pakistan, Iran and North Korea.

      • Starlight

        You have the funniest definition of the word ‘help’. I invite everyone here to google the HISTORY of Russia’s ‘help’ to Iran’s nuke program.

        Meanwhile this troll IGNORES the recent announcement by the Russian government that they never sold s-300 to Iran – under DIRECT instructions from Washington. Even I didn’t know that- having fell for the FAKE NEWS a while back that Putin had finally supplied them.

    • Starlight

      You have THAT the wrong way round. Today all the kremlin outlets are reporting that Putin the zionist appeaser is kneeling at the feet of ISIS big boss, the ARAB LEAGUE. Putin is preparing a fig leaf for his massive retreat from Syria- and he needs the Arab League (actually Saudi Arabia and its wahhabi puppets) to manufacture that fig leaf.

    • Rob

      US won’t pull out troops from Syria until goals accomplished – UN envoy Haley
      Syria and Iraq would not be let to make two more colonies like Palestine for US and UK.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Perhaps there will be an IED campaign against US troops all over the Middle East. A few thousand ‘heroes’ in body bags and missing limbs would concentrate the idiotic minds in the Pentagon.

    • Rob

      US ambassadors run cars over citizens in other Muslim countries. During which many citizens die immediately.

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    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They already advanced swiftly and report has no clue what they are talking about as local opposition are not credible as locals as there have been reconciliation talks and Non ISIS groups are departing region under Russian agreement.

  • Tudor Miron

    Nice to see that while some gamadriles are playing shows, it is business as usual for SAA and allies – cleaning the rats out of their homeland.

    • Starlight

      Meanwhile, away from the propaganda of the zionist ‘one line’ trolls…

      Putin has announced across his outlets that he is kneeling at the feet of the Arab League- the wahhabi dominated terror proxy of the West that actually BOOTED OUT syria a time back. Why is Putin doing this now (the Arab League is dominated by Saudi Arabia- the same nation that PROMISED to destroy Russian forces in Syria a couple of years back). The answer is simply and terrifying. Putin is preparing for the massive Russian retreat from Syria in the face of the West’s coming invasion, and wants a political FIG LEAF.

      The Arab League will AGREE to re-admit Syria IF Putin turns over all ‘peace-keeping’ efforts in Syria to the Arab League, and allows fresh electin in Syria (that will see Assad booted). Putin wants this fig leaf excuse manufactured BEFORE the invasion is ready- and that’s in less than six months.

      So Putin is about to delcare MISSION ACCOMPLISHED- tell his suckers that Russia never intended to stay “forever”, and withdraw all Russian forces outside the naval base back to Russia. The ‘rebels’ will be rebranded as peace-keepers, some form of election will be arranged, and then all hell will break out on the eve of the West’s invasion.

      The West is helping Putin with his ‘OUT’- just go read any of the reporting at RT or any other mainline kremlin outlet.

      PS over the last few days, the zionist appeaser ADMITTED Russia took instructions from the USA to NOT sell s-300 systems to either Syria or Iran (yes IRAN- the reports that Iran was at last getting s-300 have now been busted as FAKE NEWS). Why has Southfront REFUSED to cover this shocking admission. This is no rumour. This is no speculation. The highest officials of the Russian government stated that under direct instructions from Washington, they refused to sell s-300 to Iran and Syria.

      I want the one-line trolls here to adress this FACT. To address this FACT and ‘explain’ it. But hell will freeze over first.

      • Tudor Miron

        What planet you are from, creature?

        • jerrydrakejr

          Sewer planet.

        • john

          He is very a lonely thing– best ignore him. Characters like him don’t like being ignored because the only attention that they get is when being stupid and insulting to others. There is no medication for such a sickness– just let it be. Prayer won’t help him either– and that is really a bad sign . . .

      • Russie Unie

        Netanyahu, swallow your kippa !

      • João Leston

        You mean this s-300 system that Iran has?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kre_eaUvr48

        I could argue about the rest, but you are actually funny :D

      • Sinbad2

        Wow you have a vivid imagination.
        Tells us about how the aliens probed you?

      • HP Austin

        I hope that your predictions are incorrect, but it does sound plausible. If the Trump administration is actually planning to invade, Putin would be facing possibly direct warfare with the U.S. Would he take that risk over Syria? I guess we’ll find out. I personally hope that the Assad government, which protects Christians and other minorities, survives and defeats the terrorists that oppose it.

  • Drogba

    May will be castrated in the house of zionism, sorry commons on Monday by Corbyn. Look forward to some real action and truth coming from that shithole for a change.

    • You can call me Al

      Yes, hey are starting to fall apart (BREXIT ????) …..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUke3Hnv8o4

      • Sinbad2

        That isn’t London bridge, a mistake a rich American made when he bought London bridge. He thought he was buying the Tower bridge, like in your pic.
        Americans think that rich people are really smart?

        • You can call me Al

          Close enough for that comment, but thanks for the heads up.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      I hope you are young, because, you be waiting for a very long time.

  • Hrky75
    • BMWA1

      24 hour Trump. delay over😎

    • You can call me Al
      • frankly

        A picture from and link to an article mostly about his wife but lots of pictures. She doesn’t seem like the kind of gal who has to go for anything less than the best. Could not find the video but it is out there. The hypocrisy of our MSM and the leaders of the “Free” world is manifest.
        https://www.sott.net/article/264587-A-Rose-in-the-Desert-Asma-Al-Assad-Lady-Diana-of-the-Middle-East

        • frankly

          The not so evil dictator.

        • Sinbad2

          Before the war he used to drive himself and his wife out to dinner in Aleppo, she’s a Sunni, but then most of Assad’s supporters are Sunni.
          But of course western monkeys have been told that Sunni and Shia cannot stand each other.

          • frankly

            That article I linked was from a Vanity Fair Video that has been thoroughly scrubbed from the internet and replaced with all sorts of meanness. I got to see it and will never believe such nice people have gone evil. She worked in finance and was born in England. Just wonderful people. MSM can say a million times they are evil, I don’t believe a word of it.

  • Rob

    Assad with the help of Russia and Iran develop two 1100MWe Nuclear power plants in Tartus and in Latakia and withdraw from NPT. Assad also develop Nuclear missiles industry in Tartus and in Latakia for their defence. Assad should not negotiate or compromise on Syrian defence. Be strong. Learn from Pakistan, Iran and North Korea.

  • Rob

    Putin should know that due to Israel, US, UK and France the Middle East states defences have been destabilized.
    Putin should have to provide to Syria at least enough S300 and Pantsir-S1 for air defence and smart bombs and guided missiles to stabilize the defence in the region. Putin should produce their weapons in Syria to reduce the logestic cost and save money that spend on logestic due to low labour cost and easily available raw material. Strong Syria is a good defence for Russia.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      Excuse me for the question but many here start assuming they know things Putin dont know and proceed to give advice, thinking they are in his shoes and know better.

      Why you think you or any one else here is better informed than him and know global strategy better than him and his advisers when they been playing west and beating it every step of the way? What expiriense do you have that qualifies you to judge and advice?

      • Rob

        Sorry my message is not for you. FO.

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          lame.

  • Bob

    Getting straight back to task of defeating proxy militants is Syrian state’s best revenge against NATO.

  • Roger Snellman

    Anyone else notice how much Assad looks like ex-FBI Director Comey?