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Syrian Government Forces Prepare For Large-Scale Operation In Idlib Province?

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Syrian Government Forces Prepare For Large-Scale Operation In Idlib Province?

Sputnik/ Dmitriy Vinogradov

On September 27, Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement leader Tewfik Shahab al-Deen survived a Russian airstrike that targeted his house, according to Syrian opposition sources.

Two Russian fighters destroyed Shahab al-Deen’s house in the western Aleppo countryside. However, the terrorist survived without any injury.

Abu al-Faruq Zenki a religious scholar of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement accused Russia and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) of working to eliminate “the revolution groups” in the opposition-held areas.

The Russian Air Force launched a bombing campaign against HTS and its allies and other armed Islamist groups in Idlib governorate on September 19.

The bombing campaign took place after HTS and some Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups broke the de-escalation agreement in Idlib governorate and attacked positions of the SAA in the northern Hama countryside.

Syrian pro-government sources believe that the bombing campaign is only the first phase of the respond to the HTS attack. According to the sources, the SAA and its allies are preparing to launch a wide-scale military operation to capture the Aleppo-Hama highway and all the southwestern Aleppo countryside.

The Tiger Forces was lately redeployed to the northers Hama countryside and in Khanasir town in the southern Aleppo countryside. The deployment of the Tiger Forces could be a sign that military operation against HTS is indeed close.

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