Syrian, Russian Forces To Launch Operation To Recapture Jisr al-Shughur – Report

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Syrian, Russian Forces To Launch Operation To Recapture Jisr al-Shughur - Report

Fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria

Turkey has given the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian military group in Syria green light to capture the militant-held city of Jisr al-Shughur in the northwestern Idlib countryside and the militant-held al-Ghaab Plain in the northwestern Hama countryside, the Iranian news agency Fars reported on April 7.

According to the news agency, the decision regarding Jisr al-Shughur and the al-Ghaab Plain was made upon during a meeting between Russian and Turkish military delegations on April 6.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies of the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured Jisr al-Shughur on May 1, 2015. Few days after capturing the city, HTS kicked out the locals and replaced them with fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and the Chechen Junud al-Sham.

Now, Jisr al-Shughur and the al-Ghaab Plain are the heartland of the TIP, Junud al-Sham and many other foreign Jihadi groups that are linked to al-Qaeda or ISIS. These two areas have been used as a foothold for attacks against the Russian Aerospace Force’s base in Hmeimim with Grad rockets and armed drones on many occasions previously.

Due to these threats, Syrian experts believe that securing Jisr al-Shughur and the al-Ghaab Plain is essential for securing the Syrian coast and Hama governorate. However, it is not clear yet when the SAA will be ready to launch a military operation in the area.

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  • Michał Hunicz

    Turkey by this move literally smoked the US. LMAO :D

  • AJ

    WTF Turkey has given the green light to SAA to take back territory which belongs to them – well thats considerate.

    • javid soltani

      lol

    • Barba_Papa

      Yeah, well, real life and international politics can be a bitch. In an ideal world whatever Turkey wants wouldn’t matter in the slightest. In the real world, where Russia wants to keep Turkey on friendly terms and play it against the US, it sadly does matter.

      • Leon Auguste

        Sadly

      • Ariel Cohen

        That’s the chess play in politics. You have to be willing to compromise and sacrifice a few pawns for the greater goal . .

    • Mahmoud Larfi

      Yeah I was about to make the same comment !

    • Redadmiral

      Agree. But! Yanki murdering scum have been sidelined completely by this piece of political foresight.

    • You can call me Al

      You are taking this out of context AJ.

      Remember whilst SF is fantastic, it is still open to interpretation of the writer. This is the first time that we have officially heard of Turkish / Syrian “liaison” – personally, I hope and reckon they are working hand in hand.

  • Christian Gains

    WHO in HELL goes to someone else Nation, and then tells members of another Nation what they CAN & CANNOT do in that first Nation!?? WHO EXACTLY does Erdogan THINK he is???? OH! That’s RIGHT! I forgot! He’s the CALIF!!! He’s the man in CHARGE of Syria! Yea! Bet’cha someone named ASSAD doesn’t agree…What’cha think?? Personally I think ALL non-Syrians NEED to get the BOOT. (Yes! Including, AND specifically the U.S.!)…NONE of those Countries leadership are REALLY THINKING ABOUT SYRIA…they’re thinking about EMPIRE…OIL…CONTROL…ASSAD NEEDS to boot’em ALL out, and THEN decide just WHO he should invite back, & trust…I’m betting he’ll choose Putin…

    • alejoeisabel

      Sultan Erdogan.

      • gustavo

        Er-dog-an, USA-puppet.

    • Mauricio

      That’s what is always has been. But before is important to think how to attack accordingly and then to strength what Syria has. The devil is strong and wise, but God is unbeatable.

    • Roger Snellman

      You had me on booting all the non-Syrians out until you invited Putin in.

      • Bob

        Actually, the Syrian government invited Putin in to assist fighting foreign sponsored terrorists. The terrorists the US and Gulf States supplied with weapons and wages.

        • Roger Snellman

          Just last week Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani met and decided how to carve up Syria. Assad never even mentioned. Sad they did not even bring him along to lick their boots and bend over for amusement.

          • Bob

            You really do post a sub-par level of US propaganda.

          • Christian Gains

            WOW! I thot he was there! THAT’S REALLY BAD…but that’s WHY I think he should boot’em ALL!!! That’s a PERFECT EXAMPLE of why! DAMN these Imperialists!

          • Sinbad2

            No no no, Putin Erdogan and Rouhani met and decided how to carve up America.

        • Christian Gains

          That’s what I thot…

      • FlorianGeyer

        You make yet another puerile remark Roger.

        • Roger Snellman

          I understand your command of the English language is not quite there yet. Tell me exactly why Assad needs to invite Putin over after “booting all the non-Syrians out”.

          • FlorianGeyer

            To protect Syria from the Zionist scum in Israel who murder unarmed protesters and wound thousands of others.

          • Christian Gains

            On this point Roger, I agree with Florian…Assad needs help, and he DID invite Putin in…but I don’t think he invited Erdogan…BUT, I might be wrong…..

      • Christian Gains

        I might have misstated my thot…I just think Assad will trust Putin…but, that’s just MY idea…I don’t REALLY know…

    • Ariel Cohen

      Not that simple Christian. Turkey is invaluable to Russia and Iran right now. Imagine a leading NATO member siding with the nemesis of NATO itself and preparing to face off against several other NATO members in Syria . . . unbelievable!

    • You can call me Al

      But you assume, maybe incorrectly; I don’t know that Syria doesn’t want the Turkish involvement.

  • Jim Prendergast

    A missile attack could begin anytime. Just a matter of spotting good targets.

    • gustavo

      We hope so.

  • Expo Marker

    H E L L Y E A H !

  • spike

    Turkey needs a forever red light on anything Syrian.

    • Ariel Cohen

      Turkey is Russia’s Ace of Spades right now and Russia is playing it beautifully against the US Zionazi agendas . .

      • gustavo

        Really ? It is impossible to trust Turkey, not way !! Turkey is an invader and must return Syria land to Syria people. Turkey should tell nothing about green, black, yellow or red light, it is an stupid action.

      • Redadmiral

        Turkey is the joker I’m the “Lavant”. At present in Russian deck.

  • pjt

    Best of luck. Go get the worst of the worst

  • Julius Meinel

    Any security considerations aside, Idlib province is one the most fertile regions in Syria. To leave it to the head choppers would be a shame, given the limited agricultural land Syria has to feed its population. Good new that at least the western portion around Jisr al-Shughur and the al-Ghaab Plain will be liberated soon from the scum.

    • Marko

      “….. Idlib province is one the most fertile regions in Syria. To leave it to the head choppers would be a shame”

      Don’t worry. The head-choppers , once blown into little pieces and mixed into the soil , will simply add to Idlib’s fertility.

      Appropriately , the special bombs Russia will be dropping on Idlib are known as “Mulch-Makers”.

  • Smaug

    I wonder what Russian commanders think of Syrian pro-government news blabbing about their plans.

    I understand there would be some Rebel groups that have received clandestine support from the US but I also see that the Turkish allied FSA controls areas are marked as Turkish held on the map. I’m guessing there’s a de facto split in the group even if they still use the same name.

  • sagbotgamot

    So Syria needs the permission of Turkey to launch an attack in Syria. Nice.

    • gustavo

      Yes, such a big Turkey stupidity way of thinking.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Putin’s building a house of cards and his old arch nemesis Erdogan, has a hold of the lynch pin card that can pull it all down around him.

  • Hewal Neutralizer

    Whoa a lot of political experts and butthurts here. LMFAO

  • jim crowland

    Assad is waiting for a new shipment of gas from the USSR to proceed with the attack…