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Syrian Army Shelled Southern Idlib Towns With ‘Long-Rang Rockets’

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On August 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled the southern Idlib countryside with “long-range rockets,” according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The rocket strikes, which took place in the morning, targeted the vicinity of the towns of Haranabush and al-Sheikh Bahr in the al-Zawiya Mount. No losses were reported as a result of the strikes.

Syrian Army Shelled Southern Idlib Towns With ‘Long-Rang Rockets’

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The SAA likely used BM-27 Uragan or BM-30 Smerch heavy rocket launchers. The BM-27 has a range of 37 km, while the more advance BM-30 can hit targets 90 km away. Both systems can launch cluster rockets armed with anti-tank munitions.

A day earlier, Russian warplanes targeted the same towns in the al-Zawiya Mount. The airstrikes were a response to a new attack on a joint Russian-Turkish patrol on the M4 highway.

The al-Zawiya Mount is occupied by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation.

Recent reports revealed that the SAA is preparing to launch a new operation in the al-Zawiya Mount. The militants may launch a preemptive attack from this area.


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Daniel Martin

The liberation of Idlib from the terrorists is imperative for the peace process to be able to get real traction and set the conditions for a political solution in the Syrian arab republic. Otherwise this war can go on indefinitely I’m afraid.


this is frustrating unfortunately russia and iran both have good relations with turkey …they’re just trying to please everyone in this situation and specially that erdogan cunt …going to a full scale liberation of idlib will confront both turkish and syrian army and it”s not going to be good for no one, im afarid to say that the next step for the syrian army and allies should be thinking about kicking the yankees out of the east euphrates and support arab tribes against the zionist kurds …idlib is a never ending war the only way to liberate it is to have commited allies that are willing to hurt the turks sadly the iranians and russians aren’t willing to do that…the only solution for turks is an alliance between arab countries bring the egyptian, syrian and iraqi army and push the roaches back


imma go a head and say it arabs should be united we cannot always count on “allies” for help we need to bring balance as a whole entity against turks and iranians and specially the israelis …that doesn’t mean having bad relations with iran and turkey on the opposite, look at the turkish iranian relations they are great and on all time high because of mutual respect and power …we cannot let other countries come and occupy and do whatever they want …arab cunt leaders should stop thinking like tribes and kingdoms and should stop having this colonial slave mindset that we should always be under the protection of another country …bring the nations together and protect the arab national security and it starts by kicking the zionists out then the others will follow…arabs coming together will end this endless middleeastern wars


Come and try to kick us out, I hope you know how to swim.

Кристофер Петров

if there was a massive invasion, you’d be the ones swimming :) prepare the nukes just in case, even then prepare to get soaked in radiation from ur own weapons


I am all for that if you can only make it work! I don’t know how much is pan-Arabism strong as “glue” to create one big nation.

Personally I think it would be much better to create one Sunni and one Shia mega state out of all countries (since you people seam to have problem with each other (thanks to Zionist Israel even more)) In that case world would have 2 Muslim world powers capable of destroying IsraHell

Servet Köseoğlu

cut the shit..obey your master..you are designed to betray and obey..just read multiple sources from history,anthroplogy…nothing will chance https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b034ad1ee74ba9eb69c7501bf2d56c7f1c3007f97819fdabdd3e85627771548.jpg


keep grabbing dicks you turk faggs your civilisation is built because of us learn to say thank you https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ce95a43915bc78bea74595c2ca5fb00bd591573e3262371edd0422f3a23fb37.jpg

Servet Köseoğlu

ı curse anything connecting with you…backstabbers,stupid whores who are breeding like rabbits all over the world…


Russia doesn’t try to please anybody. There is no such thing as good Russia -Turk relations (just interests). Turks have shot Russian jet killed pilot assisted many other anti-Russian incidents while Russia have “accidentally” killed about 40 soldiers and many other wounded. So no love or “friendship” or “good relations”

Without direct support of Hezbollah, Iranan militias, the SAA is not strong enough that decisively change the situation. Russian special ops troops will not participate any more in any of the conflicts supporting SAA. Just Russian air force will continue (and only when peace agreement breached) Without Shia support no offensive is possible and shows real facts on the ground that SAA was never really capable to make serious advances completely left on their own.

“the only way to liberate Idlib is to have committed allies” NOT committed “allies” but committed POPULATION ! 70% of Syrian population has either avoided serving in SAA by emigrating, avoiding to enlist, or even fighting against SAA in plenty of cases. Syrians are not united or interested in idea to liberate their country. They wait that somebody else does that for them Does word “HOUTIS” ring the bell? And what is their difference with Syria? They seam to be more committed it seams to me.

I agree that combat must continue and you can try with “pan Arab” army but nobody is crazy about getting killed for Syria if Syrians themselves are not ready to do at least the same.

Jens Holm

Assads has no soldiers. The socalled fight is only, when Russia send ammo.

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