Syrian Army Makes More Gains In Idlib And Aleppo (Map, Photos)

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Syrian Army Makes More Gains In Idlib And Aleppo (Map, Photos)

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On December 16, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) resumed their advance in the southeastern Aleppo countryside, and captured Rasm Sayyalah and Abeda villages southwest of Khanasir town, according to the Hezbollah media wing.

In response to the SAA advance, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) shelled the civilian areas around the 1070 housing complex south of Aleppo city with rockets, according to Syrian pro-government sources. The sources said that the shelling didn’t result in any casualties.

Meanwhile in the southern Idlib countryside, the SAA continued advancing, and captured the strategic Tall Khanzir village, according to the Hezbollah media wing. Thus, the SAA is now deployed within only 4km from the strategic Abu Dali village north of Tall Khanzir.

Syrian opposition sources reported that Russian warplanes conducted dozens of airstrikes to support the SAA advance. The Russian airstrikes mainly targeted HTS positions in Maar Shamshah village in the southern Idlib countryside according to the sources.

Syrian Army Makes More Gains In Idlib And Aleppo (Map, Photos)

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Syrian Army Makes More Gains In Idlib And Aleppo (Map, Photos)

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HTS will likely lose more areas in the region between the southern Idlib countryside and the southwestern Aleppo countryside in the upcoming days, as its defense lines are collapsing rapidly.

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  • Cheryl Brandon

    These SAA soldiers have a LIon’s heart; They keep going no matter what; I wish them well whilst they walk through the killing towns with mines and snipers. I pray for more success; We are ever so proud of your victories; I wish I could help you to fight the dangerous/deadly RATS but, I am too far away in cold London. Stay well!

    • Leon De Elias

      Amen..

  • Max Payne

    Look at my gains !!!!

  • Jim Prendergast

    Victory to the SAA!

  • Expo Marker

    Hope HTS suffers +2000 deaths like they did “liberating” east Aleppo.

  • VGA

    At some point HTS will run out of warm bodies and capable commanders. They are being assassinated, others are defecting, others killed …