Syrian Army Regains Key Towns From Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants In Northern Hama

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Syrian Army Regains Key Towns From Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants In Northern Hama

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The Syrian Armed Forces have carried out a successfull counter-attack against jihadists in northern Hama, recapturing the towns of Kawkab and Abdin and the strategic hill south of Muardes.

At the same time, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies failed to seize the loyalist stronghold of Qamhana. The Qamhana is an important government defense site. Over 1,000 local fighters serving in the Tiger Forces are reportedly deployed in the area.

If HTS-led forces are not able to capture this strategic village located less than 2 km from Hama, their chances to reach the provincial capital will be minimal.

“Moderate rebels” from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) provide support to al-Qaeda-linked HTS targeting government militar equipment with US-supllied anti-tank missiles. These US-supplied weapons have played an important role sincce the start of the militant advance in the province.

The FSA’s Jaish Al-Izza targeted a T-72 tank on Mahardeh road with a TOW missile:


While another TOW missile targeted an 37mm artillery vehicle belonging to the Syrian Army:

Meanwhile, Russian warplanes targeted militant ammunition depots and command centers in the areas of Idlib, Jisr al-Shughour and Jabal al-Zawiyah. It is expected that the number of Russian and Syrian airstrikes will increase ahead of the Syrian army counter-attack.

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  • Balázs Jávorszky

    At last. Hope this “key town” is really a key town, not a back road checkpoint blown out of proportion.

  • El Diablo

    Khan Saykun must be seized to secure Hama

  • PZIVJ1943

    Good reaction time here SAA!
    Counterattack at Khattab has given Hama and the airbase much more breathing space.
    Hit HTS rats hard before they have time to dig in. SY/RU air are probably working overtime right now to strike the Jihadist skumbags.

    • Daniel Castro

      I say carpet bomb the region with thermobaric weapons.

  • Percival

    Next stop Idlib. Destroy the hive.

    • Hanny Benny

      beyond US/SDF gets Raqqa
      all the forces can finally concentrated to Idlib getback.
      north-syria will also not more wait very long ;)

      • Solomon Krupacek

        north syria is already lost do not dream, the saa is not able to free deir ez zor.

        • Thegr8rambino

          if ur not gonna say anything interesting or useful just please dont comment at all

          • Julius Meinel

            Just because you do not like the idea, it does not mean that it will not happen. There will be an vassal (to USA and Israel) Kudish state in north east Syria, as the Syrian government and its SAA has proven utterly incapable to re capture and hold territory much closer to the Damascus and Homs, let alone re capture territory that are largely Sunni, hostile areas in the east of the country. US and the Kurds just use this opportunity that presents to themselves.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            du hast recht

          • Boris Kazlov

            und du gehe in der erd

          • Ron Chandler

            You don’t get it mate. If General Dempsey can promise Obama a 20-year war of attrition against Syria, Syria can wage a 50-year war until the Kurds are back in the Iranian wilderness where they began. EVERY INCH OF SYRIAN SOIL WILL BE LIBERATED — from the stench of Turk orcs, from the reek of Khazar BO and from the vile plague of the Saudi apes. Sovereignty is the name of the game. Vlad knows it, Bashar knows it, Rouhani knows it and the PMUs know it.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            and who will fight? because the syrians do not want. it is now clear.

          • John Whitehot

            ya sure. clear as a bucket lmao.

          • Boris Kazlov

            HAve you ever heard of Tiger Forces, ISIS hunters, etc. what do you think.they are? Faggot khazarians like you?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            yes. and yxou really sthink thi is enough?????????

          • Boris Kazlov

            Syria is a millenarian civilization that will not go under.

          • Thegr8rambino

            Time will tell

          • Boris Kazlov

            Syrian sunnis are deeply offended if you call them by their religious allegiance, they are above all SYRIANS, just like the majority of SAA.

        • PZIVJ1943

          If SDF and Kurds want to die fighting against ISUS that’s great.
          But in the end, They will have to give up territory that is not their area.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            no, they get own country under us protectorat. with us bases. after defeat of isis

          • Boris Kazlov

            The yankistani jew dreams of an empire protecting the Kuds? , they cannot even protect themselves from their own citizenry.

        • Hanny Benny

          everything comes in order..
          the turk-proxy-troops are also too weak to get a hit before(you see hama;)

          erdoKhan is everything other as a war genious…

        • Boris Kazlov

          The Jew has shown his true colors. defeatist for Russian -Syrian-Iranian allance, pro Yanksitani, true democracy who is so afraid of its own sheeple that is has to spy on them, calling Russia a dictatorship, true Jew shit.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    last time te saa was not able to take back all of lost terrritories. we wil see, what will happen. the strategy is wrong. instead of direct push they had to attak at flanks and close all of jihadist like the russian made with paulus. here and now the jihadists waste the ammo and fuel for attacks, and there are weak supply lines. if the saa would close them the jihadists would be without ammo and fuel within some days.

    • PZIVJ1943

      This is not Stalingrad.
      The priority is to protect Hama and the airbase.
      These are battalion size units, not Divisions.
      Though the east shoulder at Mann is holding up well.
      Jihadist supply road can be cut off.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        yes, protect hama anf play war for the next 35 years. if i were assad,. i would try to win asap

        • Akm

          I like the fact that everybody in the comments are acting like if they had this shit the war wouldv ended in days …..put in mind that there are syrian and russian minds planing this shit and trust me yyour not going to be smarter that countries that experienced wars years ago so just stop bothering yourselves bashar wont open the comment section and take your advice ……the only way you can help is by praying for them and having faith in them.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            the russians are there 1,5 yers. sorry, but the results are lean.
            only 1 example. in aleppo city was concentrated large amount of soldiers. and for last 3 munt 1 deir hafer is anemic result. they should have alredy khanassar with tabqa or anadan height and close to idlib. 3 months lost.

            and 1 more thing. SF and AMN reported, there are lot of soldiers in latakia and hama, becouse soon begins the big idlib offensive. where are they now? ha?!

          • Akm

            Quiet sure they are not waiting for a strategic mastermind like you to tell them what to do

          • Solomon Krupacek

            see, this is their fault

    • Lyubomir

      Ideally yes if they got enough manpower and tanks in the region, they can concentrate and do artillery preparation, rocket attacks and air strikes, then blitz toward Murak and Kafr Zayta. That will crush the backbone of Idlib terrorist and if those two towns are captured in blitz 24 hour operation then its all over. Cuting off 10K of they life force is going to be fatal for them. However that is not possible with the SAA capabilities and its unrealistic. You have to play with the cards you have.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        “rocket attacks and air strikes, then blitz toward Murak and Kafr Zayta.”

        you unerstood excellently what i ment. and now is optimal situation for such movement, now shall send enough manpower the government in this region.
        look, the ferenc stopped near paris the germans in ww1 by civilans. they got rifles ant private cars and taxis broght the people on the front. if is will, then is posiible.

        • John Whitehot

          the fuck you talking about? the french government had confiscated taxis and drivers to transport soldiers who were in Paris to the frontline, but they never used or even arm civilians to fight germans.

  • M9 LEAFY

    i am syrian when i see this i want to go to syria and fight and be a soldier.

    • Adam Houbař

      on which site ?

      • Solomon Krupacek

        soldier is only on one side ;)

    • gustavo

      Just do it, your country need you. Tell this to anyone near you.

  • testera

    That “37mm artillery” looks more like ZU-23-2.

  • hunter og

    US always plays a dirty game last time they talk to their ISIS allies make Russia n SAA busy with ISIS attacking der azzoir n Palmyra n now they also reached out to turkey n their proxy army to attack Hama n Damascus
    The sad thing is now SAA has abounded raqa
    N focus this areas because they shortage with a man power ( they even blocked that area US crossing the river )

  • Paulo Romero

    This just shows up the same problem , time and again. As much as the Syrian Army or what’s left of it is fighting hard , they simply do not have manpower to hold and police territory. The Iranians and Russians need to start recruiting at least 30000 contractors to fill the gaps. Hezbollah and the Iraqi Shias will provide the rest of the shortfall. That’s if Israel does not start an incursion into Lebanon to shore up the Wahabbis in Syria.

  • Judge_Death

    How the hell I hate that fucking “Allahu akbar” in those videos barked by all those rats