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JULY 2020

Syrian Army Shells Militant Positions In Southern Idlib As Russian Warplanes Scout The Region

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Syrian Army Shells Militant Positions In Southern Idlib As Russian Warplanes Scout The Region

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On June 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled militants’ positons in the southern part of the so-called Greater Idlib region.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the shelling targeted the towns of Hantoteen, al-Ruwaihah and Benin. The three towns are located in the eastern part of the al-Zawiya mount.

“[The shelling] coincided with the flight of a Russian warplane and reconnaissance aircraft [drones] in the airspace of Idlib countryside,” the monitoring group said in a report.

Several opposition activists confirmed that Russian warplanes and drones were unusually active over Greater Idlib today.

Earlier this week, Turkish-backed militants declared the al-Zawiya a military zone. The militants are reportedly bracing for an upcoming attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies.

The SAA could launch a large-scale military operation to reopen the M4 highway, which links the cities of Lattakia and Aleppo. Turkey committed to reopen the highway under the March 5 agreement with Russia. However, the highway is still closed.

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  • ali

    this is exactly the typa shit i pull up southfront to see. more please.

    • Liberal guy

      Love such news

  • Free man

    Twitter accounts of Syrians Assad supporters talk of an inevitable war with Turkey soon.

    • Lone Ranger

      Unlikely.

      • Icarus Tanović

        If so Turkey will lost.

      • Free man

        These Alawites guys usually know what they’re talking about.

    • Icarus Tanović

      If so, Turkey will lost. Period.

      • Free man

        In my opinion, war will be bad for both sides. Especially at a time when the Syrian economy is collapsing.

        • AJ

          The global economy is tanking not just Syria.

          • Free man

            What is currently happening in the Syrian economy is much worse. The Syrian currency is collapsing.

    • John Wallace

      Yeah right . Did you make them up in your head. With your record your credibility is lower than zero.

      • Free man

        https://twitter.com/WithinSyriaBlog/status/1268953120668823553
        “With your record your credibility is lower than zero.” – Show me one thing I wrote that was factually incorrect.
        Your response shows your depth of understanding of what is happening in Syria.

        • John Wallace

          Yeah sure Syria is capable of attacking Turkey , for 5 minutes.
          Twitter account says Kim Kardashian sells the best cosmetics so I believe it. Twitter accounts said Hilary was going to walk into being President… Lots of knowledgeable experts on twitter. I might just go an open account myself. One persons wishful thinking doesn’t make numerous accounts or a clash in Syria all out war between Syria and Turkey as you implied.

          • Free man

            I wrote about the sentiment among Assad supporters in Syria.
            But it made you very angry. Probably because it doesn’t match your narrative / opinion.
            In the future, you should try and get your information from people living in Syria as well.

          • John Wallace

            So people in America think the US should attack Russia and China so I should believe that attack is imminent. A few months ago many on here were talking of this war being over by Christmas seeing as how well the SAA were going. Didn’t want to hear ‘ the fat lady isn’t singing yet “.. With all your bullshit comments who would believe anything you say Peter…

          • Free man

            As I wrote, your understanding of what is happening in Syria is nil. And in light of your last respond, that won’t change.
            Good luck in your mediocre life.

          • John Wallace

            Oh thank you , I am so gladdened that you care .

  • Lone Ranger

    Condolences to the fallen wahabimossad and CIAisis operators.
    May they rest in pieces…

    • Liberal guy

      In every or in nearly every day many Syrian traitors scums are dying in Libya so less burden for the heroic saa

  • shylockracy

    Syria should press Russia a bit more to get more serious in showing intent of supporting Syrians liberate Syria from invading Zioterrorists and proxies, which is the reason Syria gave Russia bases for 50yrs to have a presence in the Middle East.

  • nyomarek

    I hope Antifa swims over en masse and joins the fight chanting
    – Black Lives Matter!
    .. toward the ISIS terrorists and then Antifa must find the heaps of bricks and still intact shop windows. Then All ISIS terrorists will be required to either pay up to support poor black families in the US or ISIS will need to partake in BLM demonstrations if they want to get paid by the CIA. Otherwise they are out of luck now!

  • SnowCatzor

    Perhaps with Turkey occupied by their new focus on Libya this would be an ideal time to push their terrorists out of Idlib – bit by bit.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Is Putin finally getting sick and tired of Erdogan’s antics, it’s starting to look like he is, he’s just sent Assad a heap of new aircraft and 2 cargo ships filled with weapons and vehicles.
    And the Turks have started buying American LPG instead of Russian natural gas, that can’t be making Putin very happy at all, worse still they’re steadily increasing imports from the US and decreasing Russian supply whenever they can, it nearly looks like Erdogan’s switching sides, he’s propping up the US economy while the coronavirus hits them but abandoning the Russian economy when Russia needs gas export sales the most. That’s not very nice of him, especially after everything Putin’s done to help the Turkish economy, and he’s done a hell of a lot to help them over the last decade, I can nearly imagine Putin making effigy dolls of Erdogan and happily sticking pins into it, I know I would be if I was Putin, what a traitorous piece of you know what.

    On the 27th of may there was a reported airstrike by Russian aircraft against TIP, there is a video of the attack that shows at least 2 airstrikes and a subsequently massive explosion, and this happened about 200 meters away from the M4 highway just north of Inkizik/Ankzik.
    On the same day the Turks reported an IED attack against one of their convoys that resulted in both death and injury, they sent in helicopters to evacuate the injured and blamed elements of Sham Legion for the attack, but the attacked occurred in exactly the same location as the Russian airstrikes were reported, was that just a coincidence, 2 attacks on or near the M4 highway just north of Inkizik/Ankzik, I don’t think so.
    I claimed it wasn’t a coincidence after watching the video, It actually looked like the Russian airstrike may have been responsible for the Turkish casualties.
    The video shows what appears to be several Turkish military vehicles that have pulled up just after the initial airstrikes, and as they’re just sitting there the ammo dump goes up in a massive explosion and one of them gets showered with the debris, after all the smoke clears those vehicles have left the scene but they may have been damaged in the explosion.
    I’m not aware of any other news sources making the same claim that I am but I think I’m right, the combination of video footage and the evidence it provides only points to one thing, the Russians actually did it, and they did it on purpose.
    Check out the conflicting reports on syrialiveuamaps for the 27th may and then watch the video, what do you think, are my claims absurd, were all the events that occurred in the same location all unrelated, just a coincidence as the Russians claim, it doesn’t look like a coincidence to me, just the opposite.
    Go to the 27th may on the timeline feature.

    https://syria.liveuamap.com/

    And here’s the video,

    https://twitter.com/anasanas84/status/1265622837555052545

    Is my imagination running wild again, maybe it is and maybe it’s not.

    • gustavo

      Erdogan has never switched side. Turkey has always been a a NATO member, that is, a USA allied, that is, a USA friend, that is, Turkey has nuclear weapons pointing to Russia and China. Russia has made a big mistake trying to put Turkey by its side. Turkey will never be on Russia side in real danger situation. How can not anybody understand this ?

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        I know it and you know it but a lot of pro Russian supporters still don’t know it yet.

  • Bobby Twoshoes

    How does “Greater Idlib” work when they only hold half of Idlib? Did they change maths while I was out so now 0.5>1?

  • cechas vodobenikov

    turkeys already plagued by a structurally fragile economy, largely reliant on agriculture and tourism cannot sustain imperialism in both Syria and Libya—without assistance from their NATO masters—the USA and loans from Qatar their economy would crumble and they would lose on both fronts in 2 months—as the US empire disintegrates turkey now opposed by Greece, Egypt, France, UAE, etc will withdraw soon—

  • gustavo

    This is not a SAA offensive, it is just a defensive operation, that means, it has little meaning.