Syrian Army Liberates Abu Duhur Airbase, Capture Several Positions Around It (Videos, Maps)

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Syrian Army Liberates Abu Duhur Airbase, Capture Several Positions Around It (Videos, Maps)

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On January 20, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and Hezbollah fully secured the strategic Abu Duhur airbase in the eastern Idlib countryside after they entered it earlier on the same day, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

The source added that the SAA also recaptured the villages and hills of Zifr Segir, Zifr Kebir, Dabshiyah, Tell Salmu Janoubi, Rasm Abed and Buwaytiyah south and southwest of the Abu Duhur airbase from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

Prior to launching their final attack on the Abu Duhur airbase, the SAA units in southwestern Aleppo reached the positions of the Tiger Forces east of the airbase after capturing Umm Tinah village. This maneuver allowed the SAA and its allies to storm the airbase form the southern and eastern directions simultaneously.

From its side, HTS and its allies launched another counter-attack against the SAA southwest of the Abu Duhur airbase and captured the villages of Suruj and Rubay’ah, according to the HTS-linked news agency Iba’a. The source also reported that HTS targeted a key position of the SAA in Suruj with a VBIED during the first phase of the counter attack.

Syrian Army Liberates Abu Duhur Airbase, Capture Several Positions Around It (Videos, Maps)

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The new counter-attack of HTS will likely fail like the previous ones, as the SAA and its allies deployed large forces in southern Idlib to repel such attacks. However, if HTS advances further, it may open a route that will allow ISIS fighters to escape from their pocket in the northeastern Hama countryside.

Syrian Army Liberates Abu Duhur Airbase, Capture Several Positions Around It (Videos, Maps)

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Syrian Army Liberates Abu Duhur Airbase, Capture Several Positions Around It (Videos, Maps)

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Syrian Army Liberates Abu Duhur Airbase, Capture Several Positions Around It (Videos, Maps)

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  • PZIVJ

    This is great to see.
    Now to get rid of ISIS in the pocket and shorten the front lines.
    SOMEONE CALL THE EXTERMINATOR !
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/19f4390a50829580ce711be745f03d64860ee8a12906690568bec58c89ef5513.jpg

    • Richard Noel Hedditch

      Excellent sentiment. Astute observation.

      • Ryan Glantz

        The front forged by SAA is ingenious. A double narrow corridor to launch massive blows from multiple directions, while still giving the terrorists the illusion they may just make it through. Clever strategy.

        • electron

          It is one thing to make it appear a weak side; but a completely different to actually make it weak. 100 men captured alive; 100+ KIA; others outflanked, being run over by enemy vehicles. The same shit happened during the summer in Ghanim al Ali, where front was weakened to coax the enemy into attacking there; with horrendous loss of life. AD campaign cost way too much, especially when you consider that militants withdrew from most villages w/o resistance. If it weren’t for the 124th advancing from the north; it would have been a miserable failure.

          • Jason Sixx

            Ummm thats normal in every major offensive. Both rebels / isis / alqaeda and saa have tens of thousands of expendible soldiers coming from all corners of the middle east constantly being resupplied. It is what it is, huge loss of life but thats war

          • Potato Potato

            Reminds me of WW2 Eastern Front.

          • PZIVJ

            You must be thinking of a pocket with 100k+ :)

          • Potato Potato

            The disregard for life of both sides if very Eastern Front imo.

      • Ryan Glantz

        SAA have to really dig in in that middle area that’s exposed to the north and south. Reinforce that area and the surrounding areas as best as possible.

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    • Ryan Glantz

      Shortening the front lines is a good idea.
      Honest question, I’m wondering myself-
      Is it more wise to continue to grow the SAA bridging the gap or leave the illusion of it being vulnerable?

      • PZIVJ

        The SAA force NE of the the airbase is still on the move to the west which is increasing the bridge. It may be more important to have a second solid line of supply to the Tiger front. It appears ISIS did not want to leave the south pocket anyways, or where they to slow to get out? Start collapsing the pocket from the east flank I think. It may be a tough fight.

    • gold37

      ISIS Hunters :)

    • RichardD

      Ask Mr. PZIVJ hasbara two faced Syria cheerleader about Jew crime and evil that is the cause of this war and see what type of response that you get.
      https://desertpeace.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/see-no.jpg?w=240

    • RichardD

      This is you PZIVJ, the two faced Jew dirt bag, best buddy of the Arabs on the left:

      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Weizmann_and_feisal_1918.jpg

  • 1eeripsa

    Go SAA!!!

  • as

    Now on to unearth some more western ‘investment’ on the base.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Good point. Perhaps a few bodies as well :)

    • Vidura

      You wont find any fool! lol

  • Jim Prendergast

    If ISIS can be concentrated they can be easily targeted, but it is good to have them fighting HTS.

    • @Inc2Get

      Hahahaha ISIS isn’t fighting HTS, at least not in Idlib. The reason why ISIS grew in the province is because a HTS faction defected and joined ISIS instead. While HTS Doesn’t like that, they accepted ISIS and has already evacuated from the pocket into Idlib city while ISIS remains in the pocket. The SAA should now take advantage of this and launch massive blitz campaign from the air and destroy ISIS defences but instead, use it as a manuver to launch a mammouth attack into Idlib as HTS (FSA) has sent reinforcement to Afrin operation.

      • Ryan Glantz

        In a way, the Kurds are taking the heat for the Southern Idlib operation to roll up more easily. The Kurds have the benefit of massive planned defense on their side, so that’s good.

      • PizzaPineapple

        The reason ISIS is there is due to their offensive on the highway (which they later crossed because of the SAA letting them) during the Deir ez Zor offensive. ISIS recruited members easily in the southern Aleppo / Idlib due to their similarities in ideology but also because of the former Jund al Aqsa rebel group who was active in this region. Also, HTS was scared of getting besieged which resulted in them fleeing and a few members of them joining ISIS ranks. ISIS simply took over these towns and villages without a fight just like SAA did in southern Aleppo in the mountain area.

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jund_al-Aqsa

  • Tudor Miron

    Real heroes of their Motherland! No rushing, thorough preparation => decisive blow to Wahhabi rats!

  • gold37

    I will just put it out there, don’t be surprised if ISIS pops up elsewhere in Idlib. SAA seems to use the vile that were sent against them to their own use. Maybe the deal was to look after their families while they fulfilled their Jihad. Regardless, everything ended in the Aleppo offensive Nov-Dec 2016, with the intel that SAA has right now, it would be hard (impossible) to stop them on their own territory.

  • Rob

    Why United Nation has failed to stop violence and brutality on the nations of this world. whether this is due to high donation that US donate to UN and then the US use UN for their own personal goals. Why these donations are more important than the lives of the innocent people that systematically persecuted with severe constant brutality in the whole world because of US high donation. I leave this question to UN.
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    Human is too greedy. If God gave them whole world, still he will cry that this is not enough, come on give me more. He will struggle until he die and takes just 3 feet wide and 6 feet long and 6 feet deep land when he leave this world.
    God will ask him, for this land you have killed so many innocent Palestinians. Now go and sleep in it.
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    • Ryan Glantz

      Elites want this region in the Middle East to have continuous war on it to avoid a world awakening of peace.
      Trust me, once this war is over, all the world will be peaceful and accelerate into beautiful future.

      • northerntruthseeker .

        Only possible with the removal of the most evil nation on planet Earth.. Israel…

      • Rob

        When America let UN to do their job without veto powers and discriminations then there will be durable peace in the whole world. Now UN cannot function due to veto powers because veto powers does not follow democracy’s rules. .

  • Rob

    https://www.crossed-flag-pins.com/animated-flag-gif/gifs/Palestine_240-animated-flag-gifs.gif

    How the Zionist in the British cabanit handed over Palestine to European illegal migrants to establish Israel in Palestine:
    The Zionists in the British regime played a key role in the establishment of Israel.

    Since 1917 to 1920 Palestine was under British occupation. Then on 1 July 1920 the British regime handed over the control of Palestine to the Herbert Samuel the Zionist minister in the British cabinet and the first high commissioner to Palestine.
    The Zionist Commission was formed in March 1918 to promote Zionist objectives in Palestine for example to increase the number of Jews in Palestine by inviting illegal migrants from Europe and systematic persecution of the innocent nation of Palestine with severe constant brutality to force them to leave whole Palestine.

    Then on 23 October 1922 the British Mandate authority of Palestine carried out first census.
    The reported population was 757,182, of which 590,390 Muslims, 83,694 Jews, 73,024 Christians, 7,028 Druze and 992 other minority groups. The 83,694 Jews also includes 43,170 foreigners Jews. So the actual number of Palestine Jews was 40,524.

    Then since 1922 the Zionists in the British regime and the Palestine Zionist commissioner together tried their best to increase the number of Jews in Palestine. They invited illegal migrants from Europe to Palestine and systematically persecuted the innocent nation of Palestine with severe constant brutality to force them to leave whole Palestine. So at the result thousands of Palestinians have been killed, half of the nation of Palestine left their home land to save their lives. Is this right?

    Since 1922 the Zionists in the British regime helped the Jewish community to establish army forces, agricultural, industrial and economic development in Palestine and then finally in 1948 the British regime handed over Palestine to a new kind of brutal power called the European illegal migrants (Israel). So Palestine never got independence from foreign occupation. In 2018 Palestine is still under occupation of foreign powers Israel and every day like before civilians are shoot in their heads in the streets of Palestine but the lies of Israel have never end.
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  • PizzaPineapple

    More good news:
    Syrian army liberated: Jafray, Mushayrifat ash Sharbatji, Mashayrifat Halaj, Tarfawi, Abu Mujahir, Hayaniyah, Anadan Shaykh, Rabiat Hayaya, Ziarat, Abu Jurah from HTS in Southern Aleppo.
    https://twitter.com/SyriaWar2/status/954786172466860032

  • leon mc pilibin

    No more free bus rides.EXTERMINATE THE VERMIN.

    • Astar Roth

      They’re throwing them under the bus…

  • Ono&Dsz
    • Orcbuu

      What do you want to tell by that?

      • Ono&Dsz

        No need for explanation, those who knows they knows what are the red lines…

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Who give the terrorists proper co-ordinates to escape when terrorist are encircled and attack from multiple fronts.