Syrian Army Recaptures Strategic Town Of Souran In Northern Hama (Photos, Map)

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Syrian Army Recaptures Strategic Town Of Souran In Northern Hama (Photos, Map)

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Today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has captured the strategic town of Souran located north of the Ma’ardes village in the northern Hama countryside. Thus, the SAA reversed all gainst made by Haya’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and its allied militant groups last month.

Syrian Army Recaptures Strategic Town Of Souran In Northern Hama (Photos, Map)

The SAA, the Tiger Forces and the National Defense Forces (NDF) entered Suran this afternoon after a heavy bombing campaign by the Russian and Syrian air forces. Over 50 airstrikes hit HTS positions in and aroudn the town. The SAA also targeted fleeing HTS fighters with TOS-1A multiple rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon system. Dozens of HTS fighters were reportedly killed.

HTS claimed its fighters had destroyed an SAA tank around Souran. Separately, the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups – Jaish Al-Ezzah and Jaish Al-Nasser – shelled the Hama airbase with over 40 Grad rockets. The rockets caused a fire in the airbase. The control tower was also damaged. The airbase is still operational and no jets were destroyed, according to an SAA source there. FSA also shelled civilian areas and government forces positions in Mahrdah, Qumhana and Salhab with Grad rockets after its huge lose in Souran.

It’s expected that SAA and its allies will attempt to develop their attack further. Helfaya could become the next SAA target. Capturing Helfaya will allow to secure civilians in Mahrdah from HTS and FSA attacks. In case of a success, the SAA may advance towards Morek and then Khan Shikun.

A look at Souran during the shelling:

Syrian Army Recaptures Strategic Town Of Souran In Northern Hama (Photos, Map)

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Syrian Army Recaptures Strategic Town Of Souran In Northern Hama (Photos, Map)

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Syrian Army Recaptures Strategic Town Of Souran In Northern Hama (Photos, Map)

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  • Drinas

    Ultimate target must be Idlib. Cut the snake’s head..

    • Toni Liu

      Still long way to go unless iraq already secure the border, maybe they can send some of their forces to help against assad, for now idlib can wait until situation at daraa get controlled and deir ez zor get captured by saa

      • Drinas

        Agree unfortunately. I am only hoping that the defeat of ISIS will free enough forces to do the job. And of course that politics will not get in the way..

        • Attrition47

          We can always hope that the Iraqi army attacks the US head-chopper, heart-eater raper puppetmasters in Iraq and Syria.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            you can hope and if you wish, i write you now the reality ;)

        • Solomon Krupacek

          do not forget, the americans send those troops also in syria ;)

    • Rodney Loder

      Are you talking about my mate Erdogan the winner?.

  • MN

    After the fall of ISIS in Iraq, Iran may send reinforcements to Assad.

  • Rodney Loder

    Sputnik is saying that the Deconfliction hot line is not coming back on line without qualifications and new agreements being written into it committing both the US and Russia not to commit any unprecedented acts of war which includes the Khan al-Sheikhoun attack, Sputnik says US is going low key for now because of it, maybe the campaign by HTS was linked to the yes vote the Tomahawk strike and the MOAB maybe Erdogan just keew it was coming like Tillerson knew the chemical False Flag had a preset time so he recited his “Assad can stay” subterfuge at the precise moment making him look impartial, only Allah really knows and that’s only if Fate tells Him, but Erdogan got his new powers, so things should be calming down except Trump is being seen as a puppet, and he takes rejection badly, so only the Armada can save Syria in the next 2weeks, maybe even less.