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Syrian Army Officially Reopens M5 Highway (Video)

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has officially reopened the strategic M5 highway, Syria’s state TV announced on February 14.

The highway, which links the capital, Damascus, with the northern city of Aleppo, was completely secured by the army and its allies earlier this week.

According to pro-government sources, the M5 is now open for military use only. The highway is in dire need for proper maintenance before it could be opened for civilian traffic again.

A large operation was carried out to reopen the M5. The SAA liberated dozens of areas along the highway, including the cities of Khan Shaykhun, Ma`arat al-Nu`man and Saraqib, from al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its Turkish-backed allies.

The reopening of the M5 is a major blow to terrorist groups in Greater Idlib, as well as to Turkey. Ankara made several desperate attempts to keep the SAA from the highway.

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  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    It’s funny how CNN reports that ‘Syrian’ civilians are abandoning Idlib towards the Turkish borders…
    When it’s the HTS-ALQAEDA-ISIS-TURKISH TERRORIST’s families that are actually leaving …

    • antoun

      CNN=party democrate us = daesh and alquaida!!

    • Barba_Papa

      CNN is trash propaganda. The Clinton News Network of the Democrat party. Even Fox News, which for decades had a reputation of being partisan is now considered more reliable. And that’s saying something.

    • Vollkrassmann

      Right, that is my own suspicion too.
      Syrian civilians? Rather the harems and inbreeds of the Jihadists, beheaders and terrorists from God knows what shthle…
      Why don’t they go to any place in Syria? Maybe because they have blood on their hands, by denouncing any neighbors to the IS- and HTS- or AlNusra-monsters to get their houses and cars and whatever?
      But the mainstreammedia will buy the liars’ stories… as we all already know. Since the beginning.

  • antoun

    marvellous news ! djihadists and turkey major defeat in idlieb bravo the SAA and ALLIES :) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f304e83c0aa5577dd6bb7667f3fe8ddbbce239142a003512b8b2754708ac535.jpg

    • Hatersgonnahate

      Do you know what politics is ? This is a showdown. you’ll see what happens next. will this alliance stay ?

    • Hatersgonnahate

      If I were a Syrian I would be ashamed to face this photo of the presidents of another country hanging in my country.

      • Ronald

        You are obviously not Syrian.
        Good luck with the hate, the rest of us have better plans.

        • Hatersgonnahate

          Of course, if I were, I’d be dead for my country right now.I wouldn’t have lived in Turkey.

      • Barba_Papa

        Portraits of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin were all over Europe after Nazi-Germany was defeated. So were Europeans ashamed to see those photos? Of course not. Those were the leaders that had liberated them. That’s what you do when other countries liberate your country. Or come to your aid against an invader.

        • Hatersgonnahate

          There was no country to hang a flag in the Turkish War of independence because all countries were against Turkey. It is the people who liberate.

          • Selbstdenker

            Or because all knew about the Turkish genocide of the Armenians? If you are a mass murdering country, your supporting base is fairly small.

          • Hatersgonnahate

            The Armenian genocide is unfounded. Murderous countries are the ones who attacked Turkey, remember the genocides of the Greeks in the war of Independence. Invasion of Izmir and Admiral bristol report

          • Hatersgonnahate

            Turkey’s support base is high, but some countries ‘ love of Anatolia and Turkish hatred lead them to this murder.

          • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

            There were other genocides they were involved in besides the Armenian one (although that was the worst, no doubt).

        • Hatersgonnahate

          It will save the nation’s independence, again the nation’s final decision and resistance.

    • Caesar

      What a beautiful picture.
      It tells the history of Syrian civil war briefly but precisely. If one of them was missing then we would not be celebrating the opening of M5 today.

  • Caesar

    I feel that opening of the M5, from Jordanian border to Aleppo!, is an event which is on a par with the liberation of DER EZZOR.
    When I read the news I was emotinal, as if Syria was my own country.
    Well done SAA and your allies, nobody can stop you now, you are truly unstopable.

    • gustavo

      Well, without Iran-Hezbolah-Russia ground troops and Russia airforece there is not way to say just that. Let us give credit to those who also deserve credit.

      • Caesar

        Please see my response to antoun below.

  • Assad must stay

    Very good excellent amazing job saa

  • Hatersgonnahate
    • Smith Ricky

      Nice PR picture

    • Hatersgonnahate

      The real Syrian people. The Syrian people, the victim of propaganda on social media, are not real.

      • JerryDrake

        PR picture…
        How many are in the picture? 20? 30? Why you do not post a wider picture of that rally here? You can not find it? I know…
        This is REAL Syrian people: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e1a1b601c60c2b40d8ec29c511b34f0e1b0395ec16ec0d79402c8ef66dcb907.jpg

        • Hatersgonnahate

          The kiss-ass people of the man who shot his own people.This photo looks like a Nazi rally.

          • Selbstdenker

            If at all, then at maximum “had let shot”. From my sources in Damaskus, even that is questionable, as during the shooting on demonstrators the police tried to find the shooters. It looked like the Maidan-script, as I was told.

          • JerryDrake

            You can apply that definition to any rally, including that rally of unshaven, dirty drunkards you defend.
            After all, I, with the symbol of my religion – the cross around my neck, can walk freely on that rally of support for President Assad.
            Can you guarantee me the same security if I show up at that rally you support?

          • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

            Which Nazi’s would that be? You love them in Ukraine, right?

    • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

      The young people in the bottom left quadrant of the image seem intimidated or anxious/nervous. I wonder why?

  • Smith Ricky

    Well done!

    • Hatersgonnahate

      The real Syrians are those who live in Syria. Others are cowards and liars.

  • World_Eye

    Real heroes death to HTS and their OTTOMAN nasty evil terrirsts.

  • Vitex

    Let’s just say I’m not planning a road trip yet.

  • Jabbar Abbo
    • antoun

      fake djihadist!!

  • Squeeth

    “Rejoice! Rejoice!”

  • Spit

    Painful to watch… a people fighting for freedom of travel.

  • goingbrokes

    This is great. Now the SAA can attack or deploy rapidly anywhere along the M5, which makes Idlib very difficult to defend.