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Syrian Battle Tanks Hit Militant Posts In Greater Idlib, Killed Turkish-Backed Commander

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Syrian Battle Tanks Hit Militant Posts In Greater Idlib, Killed Turkish-Backed Commander

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Late on July 31, a Turkish-backed field commander was killed in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

According to pro-government sources, the commander was killed when T-72s Sniper battle tanks of the SAA hit militants’ posts and fortifications near the town of Benin in the southern countryside of Idlib.

The Sniper is the SAA codename for Soviet-made T-72 battle tanks which were upgraded prior to the war with the Galileo Avionica TURMS-T day/night computerized fire control system made by Italy’s Galileo Avionica.

The slain field commander was identified as “Abu Shaim’a Ariha” of the Turkish-backed Suqour al-Sham Brigades. The group is a member of the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room, which is led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

Syrian Battle Tanks Hit Militant Posts In Greater Idlib, Killed Turkish-Backed Commander

Abu Shaim’a Ariha, Click to see original-size image.

Abu Shaim’a is not the first commander to be killed in Greater Idlib this year. On June 10, Russian and Syrian strikes killed HTS’ military spokesman, Abu Khalid al-Shami, main media coordinator, Abu Musab al-Homsi, as well as Mu’ataz al-Nasir, commander of the group’s internal security forces. On June 21, a commander of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation known as Muhammad Qadi was killed by SAA fire.

The SAA strikes were a response to recent violations of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib. According to the Russian Reconciliation Center, HTS and its allies carried out more than 30 attacks over the last 24 hours. The militants shared footage of some of their attacks.

The situation in Greater Idlib is slowly spinning out of control. The ceasefire agreement, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey last year, is barely holding on. The Russian Aerospace Forces stepped up their combat operations in the region in the last few weeks.


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HTS are an international terrorist faction – even US officials have publicly acknowledged this as a known fact (it doesn’t stop NATO supplying these terrorists via Turkish intelligence though).

Icarus Tanović

Aj iz jens, I ar wery smååért

Icarus Tanović

Have you borrowed your PhD from Kjeæårr and Kjæørr? Yu klæwer wery in diiid.


but assads ppl are holy men!

Icarus Tanović

Yu newer glů d reæsøn.


poor turkey its burning to the ground right as we speak why does turkey not care about its own citizens that it would spend all its money on military adventures but can only send 1 plane to fight the fires also where are the priorities of hte turkish military they basically do nothing to help the people hit by wildfires

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

It is true that military expenses are very high for Turkey but they‘re certainly counting on some revenues. Quick ones in petrol, from Azerbaidjan and North Iraq (where they also heavily invest in infrastructure). Also North-West Syria supplies grain. Turkey also makes it easy for foreign investors to build and buy… the weakness of the Lira is actually something of an asset here. Fires and rain are everywhere. The weather-masters flex their muscles. Same everywhere.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dave

turkey will be a ruin and after that happens try to tell us same everywhere XD

Icarus Tanović

Are you up for some Thanksgiving dinner, turkey? Özgüz, savage anatolian waste.


Why don’t you just shut up annus annus

Icarus Tanović

Volcan ozguz from you ezz.


If this develops into a full-fledged confrontation, what will Turkey do, what Russia? There is a real chance Turkish drones will take out the SAA‘s heavier weaponry. To stand their ground, they will need some Russian support; how far will that go?

Last edited 1 month ago by Dave

turkish drones cant take out much and in fact turkey is pathetic it wouldnt stand a chance and get wrecked by not just russia but in fact turkeys entire south north west and east is also either completely hostile to it or like greece having a huge grudge

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

Jews did not like the attack on the tanker. Soon another accident in Iran will happen😄

Donald Moore

All the way babe! Russia knows that the Syria AF is not up to the Turkish level so they will do the bombing like the other times and Turkey will not sacrifice it’s AF to save their terrorist. Remember that Turkey uses their terrorist to fight their enemies and stayed out of the fighting only sending weapons and equipment!

Icarus Tanović

Pantsir is a helawa gun, punk!

Icarus Tanović

Watch out, you turkish drone, here comes fluck of chimney stalks! And seaghouls. Craws and flying turkey, don’t rule them out.


The Russians probably have several thousand T-72s sitting around, as they supposedly hit the “treaty limit” of 15000 pieces during the Soviet era.

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