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Syrian Army Makes Its First Gains In Southeast Idlib Few Hours After Launching Large-Scale Operation

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A few hours after launching a large-scale military operation in southeast Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) imposed control of the town of Umm Jalal.

Army units stormed the town in the late hours of December 19, under the cover of intense artillery strikes. Following two hours of clashes with al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its Turkish-backed allies, the town was fully secured.

Syrian Army Makes Its First Gains In Southeast Idlib Few Hours After Launching Large-Scale Operation

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

According to pro-government sources, the SAA inflicted heavy losses on HTS and its allies. Many militants were killed and several TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) launchers were reportedly destroyed.

The operation was launched following a series of provocations by HTS and its allies, which have been rejecting any peaceful initiative for more than year now.

The SAA will likely advance further in southeast Idlib in the upcoming few hours. Militants’ positions in the region appear to be poorly fortified and mostly manned by the remaining unexperienced personnel.

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  • ColinNZ

    Kia kaha SAA & allies … may the wind be at your backs, may your god be with you, and may your enemies suffer terribly before they rot in hell.

  • Liberal guy

    Ciao scums.

  • Andrei

    God bless you SAA

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    hahahahah excellent, truly excellent, keep shooting and roasting any rat you see :))))

    • Icarus Tanović

      Wahhabi rats, those are spwcial, dirty ones.

  • Icarus Tanović

    We got some great news straight away.

  • Doctor Attitude’s Wrestling

    Great start Assad. Take all of Idlib 😎👍