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Syrian Army Shelling Militant Positions In Idlib De-Escalation Zone

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Syrian Army Shelling Militant Positions In Idlib De-Escalation Zone

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) conducted several operations against militants in the northern Hama countryside in response to continued breaches of the Idlib de-escalation zone agreement, the state-run news agency SANA reported on January 28.

According to reports, SAA units carried out strikes on positions of the Al-Ezza Brigades in northern Hama. The SANA said that the strikes had destroyed several militant fortified positions and weapons warehouses near Kfar Zeita, Hasraya and al-Arba’ein.

In the vicinity of Tayybet al-Imam and Souran, the SAA reportedly repelled an attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) from the direction of al-Bweida.

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  • Xoli Xoli

    Destroying HTS will safe Syria from rebellion and breeding of armed ISIS.

    • Pave Way IV

      But what will the goats do on ‘date night’ without the headchoppers?

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Have consensual sex for a change.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    If anyone thinks HTS is a protected species think again, the Turks and their proxies will attack them with the same ferocity as the SAA do when the time comes, as well as coordinate their attacks on HTS.

    -“Moscow, SANA- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated the necessity of eliminating the hotbeds of terrorism in Idleb , noting that this area should return to the Syrian state’s authority.
    Lavrov’s statement was made during a press conference with his Kazakh counterpart in Moscow on Monday.
    Lavrov said the presence of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Idleb does not correspond with the Russian –Turkish agreement on Idleb, pointing out that Russia is committed to the elimination of this terrorist hotbed.
    Lavrov pointed out to Kazakhstan’ efforts for holding Astana meetings on the crisis in Syria, adding that the next Astana meeting will be held in mid-February.
    He indicated that a Russian-Turkish-Iranian summit on Syria will be held in February as well.”
    ….
    But Erdogan designated all the rebels that fight for HTS as terrorists back in the last November Astana agreement, meaning even the Turks consider them to be terrorists now, they didn’t have them on the terrorist list before November last year.
    I hope this doesn’t mean we have to wait until mid february before there’s an Idib assault.

    • Barba_Papa

      I reckon we will have to wait until Erdogan consents to the attack. Either by being offered what he really wants, Eastern Syria, or because he can no longer hold out against it. But that would require Erdogan to be between a rock and a hard place in regards to the US where he feels he absofuckinglutely needs Putin’s help so much that he’s willing to give up the Idlib trump card.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Yes I agree, we’re just waiting for Erdogan’s green light to attack HTS.
        I think the US will pull out of Northern Syria but leave a backdoor open for Erdogan, Erdogan will eventually use the excuse of YPG/PKK attacks to launch an invasion and he’ll get a foot in the Eastern door as well.
        Due to the perfect circumstances in Idlib, perfect for a coordinated SAA/Russian/Turkish attack on HTS that is, Putin will have assured him the SAA and Russia won’t attack any of his forces that remain, in what will most likely be a 8 km Turkish implemented safety zone all along the Turkish/Idlib border and possibly Latakia too, which would be legal according to the pre war Adana agreement.
        That would free up Erdogan’s proxies, cut his bills for Idib by 90%, and give him brownie points with Putin.
        Then we’d see that invasion into the east that Erdogan’s been promising for so long, he’s kept every other promise he’s made about expansion into Syria, so this would be the first time he hasn’t done what he’s said he’d do concerning his invasions, though he does lie about just about every other single thing he does, he’s never lied about his intentions to invade, yet.
        For my own reasons I keep saying he’s the most hated man in the middle east now, I think Putin, Trump, and some of the EU leaders, are going to pay back Erdogan for all his double dealing, I think they have a plan to bring Erdogan’s world crashing down around him, and they’re all actually coaxing him into attacking eastern Syria, not trying very hard to dissuade him, and when he’s in and committed, they’ll all turn on him like a pack of savage dogs, Erdogan will either be kicked out of office, or possibly even killed, and Turkey will get a new moderate leader, a Turkish leader everyone wants to deal with.
        It may sound strange but that’s what I can see happening, and to be honest, I can’t see how anything else can happen, there’s only one path to follow, the path of least resistance. Erdogan has to go. I think if he’d agreed to let Assad stay in power back in June last year, when everyone else said Assad could, and also pulled his proxies out of Idlib and Aleppo, the war in Syria would have been over by August /September, and the US would already have pulled out by now. When everyone else says, let’s end this war and go back to making money again, the person that disagrees will never be popular again with any of the others, ever..
        Of course I’m probably wrong, I would have bet a million dollars [if I had it], on a Russian/SAA invasion of Idlib on the 15th of January but I’m still waiting, I was nearly going to bet again and say it would be the 23rd or just after, but lucky I didn’t, my next invasion date is now mid February, third time lucky I hope.

  • gustavo

    Well, everybody is waiting for a SAA offensive in Idlib but Russia. These terrorism activities will continue for ever an ever if SAA is not be able to get rid of the terrorists in Idlib, Al Tanf, east Euphrates river, and Afrin. Turkey must go back home now and to stop its invasion in Syria.