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Syrian Army Liberates New Town In Western Aleppo, Resumes Advance In Idlib

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On February 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the town of Kafr Naha in the western countryside of Aleppo.

According to pro-government sources, army units stormed the town in the early hours of the morning. Kafr Naha was fully secured following several hours of heavy clashes with al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Turkish-backed factions.

Meanwhile, the army resumed its advance in eastern Idlib, capturing the town of Maaret Elnaasan. From the town, the army imposed fire control of the Taftanaz Air Base, where a large Turkish force is deployed.

Syrian Army Liberates New Town In Western Aleppo, Resumes Advance In Idlib

Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter.

Earlier today, the army, supposedly backed by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), opened a new front against HTS and Turkish-backed groups in the northwestern Aleppo countryside. Heavy clashes are still taking place there.

The army will likely advance further in western Aleppo in the upcoming few hours. The remaining militants’ positions in the region appear to be on the brink of complete collapse.

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RichardD

Great. Roll on SAA and company.

jorge

Every imbecile do what he think he cans.

gustavo

Well, they are just follow USA-Israel-NATO orders.

Tim Williams
jorge

It’s the someone’s prevewed “cease fire”, ha, ha, ha.

Joe Doe

SAA should take Kafr Noran and go North towards Kafr Amah, Basratoun. Open another front from Kurdish area was good idea and SAA should try again, this will speed up create and eliminate the packets. Aleppo will have uge buffer zone. At least militans have to dedicate more resources to this area. Going west SAA will need rest and rearm. This may will be direct fight with Turkey army. SAA need shorten front line. CLose the south packet wi help SAA shorten the front line

gold37

SAA has recaptured Kafr Noran and Ma’rat an-nassan near Taftanaz airport, I think at this stage SAA is doing two things, attempting to cut the highway from Turkey to Idlib and also securing Idlib. I do get the concerns with shortening the front line, but compared to years ago, this is very short. SAA also has the initiative, morale and previous observation posts did not phase them and neither are the new ones.

Opening of the front from Kurdish area was probably a tactical one, to keep them guseeing, what they really need is to finalise the battle of the heights in Latakia.

After this is all over, it would be interesting to see the Turks marched to the border and leave thei equipment behind.

Ivanus59

Looks like the long frontline actually benefits the SAA now since they have more manpower compared to terrorist gangs.

Tim Williams

rats are losing 1% of IDLIB land every 24 hours

gold37

It may look long but it is short, compared to years ago. Khan Sheikoun to Aleppo is 121km, the fighting is mainly happening around a 20km stretch. SAA does well with these sorts of frontlines. They like to move and attack where they feel like attacking, especially the Tigers. I do agree the front line needs to get shorter.

Tim Williams

MAP FROM YESTERDAY … the pocket was completely closed overnight

https://twitter.com/CivilWarMap/status/1228432594653581313/photo/1

Caesar

I have got the feelings that SAA will clear the following 3 locations preferably in the given order below :

1)- Taftanaz
2)- Mansoura
3)- Atarib

before cleaning the Taftanaz Airbase from its current tenants.

Tim Williams

I’ve been told Mansoura has been liberated about 3 hours ago … SAA forces are continuing west towards Sudd at Tablat

Caesar

Well, well, well ….
Erdogan seems to be in the process of having his Stalingrad !

Tim Williams

action north of ALEPPO CITY … forces moving up highway 214 from the south, another major force moving from the west … closing in on KAFR HAMRAH

gold37

It is moving quick…where do you get the updates from if you don’t mind me asking?

Squeeth

So much for the Sultan’s threat to declare war.

Tim Williams

empty threats from a brain dead imbecile

Squeeth

It’s my birthday tomorrow and the presents are coming faster and faster. ;o)

antoun

excellente news road national 60 cut! futher objectif cut the road national 62 final the djihadist of saillant hattan out :)

antoun

bravo excellentes news the kurds rejoigned the SAA offensive!! :)

Spit

Dano will be the Roach is crying

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