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Syrian Army’s Elite Forces Launch Large-Scale Military Operation In Southeast Idlib

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have launched a large-scale military operation against terrorist groups in the southeastern part of the so-called Greater Idlib region.

The operation, which was launched in the afternoon of December 19, is reportedly led by the SAA’s elite 25th Special Forces Division, previously known as the Tiger Forces. Large units of the army and many pro-government forces are participating in the operation.

SAA troops are now storming Umm Jalal in southeast Idlib. Russian and Syrian warplanes are targeting the town, which is also being pounded by the army’s artillery.

According to pro-government activists, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its Turkish-backed allies sustained heavy losses in the first hours of the attack. The SAA reportedly destroyed several positions, vehicles and equipment of the terrorist groups.

Recent reports predicted the operation with some sources revealing that the main goal of the army will be to reopen the M5 highway. The strategic highway links the Syria’s industrial center, Aleppo, with the capital, Damascus.

Syrian Army’s Elite Forces Launch Large-Scale Military Operation In Southeast Idlib

Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter.

In order to reopen the highway, the SAA will have to capture Ma`arat al-Nu`man and Saraqib, the biggest two urban centers in southern Idlib.

The SAA will likely make its first gains in the upcoming few hours, as Russian and Syrian airstrikes have already destroyed most of HTS defenses in Umm Jalal and its surroundings.

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  • Z.P.

    Good luck Tigers and SAA !
    No prisoners !

  • xTheWarrior22

    Good luck to the SAA!

  • John Wallace

    Good to see they are on the move again.. Is that near where the Turks abandoned their OP in expectation of this advance.

    • xTheWarrior22

      Yes it is.
      Watch how they fled the airstrikes:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TEqhwyhQzo&feature=emb_title

      • John Wallace

        Thanks , Yes I saw the rats running on almas but the map here doesn’t really show Ma’arat Al-Nu’man. I am sure it gave great confidence to HTS to see the Turks ” We are OUTA HERE ” They weren’t hanging around were they. Oh the joys of war. If you can’t have a laugh what is the point of killing each other.

        • John Wallace

          I see on the other map it is just north of where they stopped last time around Khan Shaykhun. That Turkish OP was the new one they put in when their other one was surrounded so it wasn’t approved and therefore a legitimate target. No wonder they all ran .

  • PZIVJ

    Are the Tigers finally awake?
    Time to go hunt down the Jihadist rats. :)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/081295200388079db8e6ca02d921a0386f930ccbc98e00ceebcf6cfc87aaf4b4.jpg

  • Concrete Mike

    Godspeed SAA, we are with you all the way to the turkish border.

  • Hasbara Hunter

    Hahahahahaha……Good Luck Brothers!

  • Azriel Herskowitz

    IAF already in the skies over Lebanon. Looks like a Christmas present is coming for mullah backed fighters and butcher regime!

    • Jason Tribolini

      Thanks for the update rocket nose!

      • John Wallace

        He has a rocket nose because of the speed he snorts bullshit dust

    • Andrei

      You should be scared in supporting the oanes ho are beheading kids, women, because they might end up in you country, and your loved oanes they might die at the hands of those you supporting.
      You are literally supporting jihadists.
      You should look at their history that they use to kill Jews in the name of their filthy Allah. They denied your existence.and they still do deny and they will take pleasure in killing Jews.. your Government should keep an eye on you. You are a danger to Jews

    • John Wallace

      Inveterate LIAR . Nothing you say is the TRUTH. Just come here to shit stir. Still haven’t explained how the WP suddenly changed sides and became a mouthpiece for the Kremlin. Nothing but bullshit spews forth from your mouth you anti-semite .
      Is this your mum or your wife. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3c414c5e9e0e6a2b9fcde45d735af7d50c73a0cdf54b640554912a811cea1f0.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/859b41962e27e26de9cd3300eff8667c2d73d966262805455b7b645590f1c6aa.jpg

  • Completely demolishing Idlib Syria and the surrounding areas to stabilize and protect Syria’s land mass of 185,180 sq km, (to “neutralize” terrorist gangsters), is not as bad as you think; because Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad will rebuild Syria with some extraordinary construction projects; rebuilding Syria could cost over $400 billion for each project. Real Syrians have to get out of the way and move until the job accomplished. “White Helmets” must be “neutralized” too.

    “OIL FIELDS” –
    TRUMP WILL CAUSE WWIII – Trump has to stop tripping on “ego acid” (building up his ego, to destroy his ego later on); Trump is risking our soldiers lives (they will be coming home in caskets for no sane reason).

    VOTERS TAXPAYERS WANT ALL OF OUR U.S. SOLDIERS HOME NOW;
    NOT IN SYRIA, IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN;
    bring home our military equipment too.

    …American commanders have requested guidance on dealing with an attack from armed groups and others from Iran, Syrian government, Russia, etc.;
    but Department of Defense officials say they have received muddled direction…

    IT IS AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT MY COUNTRY, THE U.S., ALWAYS PUTS ITSELF IN POLITICAL SITUATIONS THAT THEY THEMSELVES REFUSE TO ADMIT, THAT THEY USED A “CLAYBRAIN” FOR DECISIONS.

    Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov warns World War III is coming in chilling prediction.

    I AGREE WITH HIS FORECAST;
    TRUMP MUST STOP ALIENATED U.S. FOREIGN POLICIES.

    RUSSIA’S NEW AVANGARD HYPERSONIC MISSILE CAN REACH USA IN 15 MINUTES
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS9vBFrenfI&feature=youtu.be

    • BMWA1
    • Ronald

      “Completely demolishing Idlib Syria,……….is not as bad as you think”.
      The Lion of Damascus fortunately does not think like that, there are two million Syrians living there, who have had it bad enough living under John McCain’s so called “moderate rebels”, the Muslim Brotherhood group known as Al Qaeda.
      You can rebuild buildings, you can not bring the dead back to Life.
      The MIC, CIA, State Dept, Pentagon will not allow Trump to leave Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, it would be a good start, but don’t forget there are US troops in 149 out of 197 countries in the world.
      The Democrat’s will not allow Tulsi Gabbard to run against Trump, even though she is probably the only one who could beat him next November.
      Giving peace a chance doesn’t put money in the coffers of the Democratic Party.
      Real Truth To Power;

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1wYuAUTs3

  • The Russian need to move in those missile ships close since they can’t be hear coming like fighter plane and those hight altitude bumbers need to be lunch as well this is the battle that need to settle the fate of iblid and it will go on no matter the cost.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    best of luck to you SAA, may every bullet, missile, rocket, and shell you fire hit their target :))))

  • Icarus Tanović

    Good luck brothers.