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Syrian War Report – August 20, 2019: Khan Shaykhun Is About To Fall Into Hands Of Syrian Army

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Syrian War Report – August 20, 2019: Khan Shaykhun Is About To Fall Into Hands Of Syrian Army

Militants’ defense in southern Idlib and northern Hama has collapsed.

On August 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies backed up by Syrian and Russian air power cut off the M5 highway north of Khan Shaykhun capturing several hills and checkpoints in the area. Late on the same day, government forces overrun militants’ fortifications entering the town.

On August 20, units of the SAA and the Tiger Forces continued clashing with militants in the area. The town is about to fall into the hands of government forces.

According to pro-government sources, militants are currently fleeing their positions in Kafr Zita, Lataminah, Moerk and nearby areas.

Turkey attempted to prevent this scenario by sending a large military convoy (28 pieces of military equipment, including at least 7 battle tanks) accompanied by Turkish-backed militants towards Khan Shaykhun. The plan was to establish so-called observation point near Khan Shaykhun and use Turkish troops as human shields to defend militants there. However, the convoy was not able to reach the target.

The Syrian Air Force carried out several strikes on the convoy path near Heish killing at least one militant field commander and destroying a vehicle armed with machine gun. The Turkish Defense Ministry officially condemned the strikes claiming that 3 civilians were killed and 12 others were injured as a result of the action. Ankara claimed that the convoy was initiated to ensure the safety of Observation Point No. 9, to keep supply routes open and prevent civilian casualties in the region.

Turkey even sent F-16 warplanes to Syrian airspace to defend the convoy, but they were welcomed by Russian fighter jets hovering over the same area and retreated.

The deep cooperation of so-called moderate opposition with terrorist groups like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and their unwillingness to participate in a proposed peace process predetermined a new round of escalation in the Idlib zone. In the near future, government troops will likely focus on clearing northern Hama.

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  • Hasbara Hunter

    GO SAA!….GO RUSSIA!…GO IRAN!…GO HEZBOLLAH! LIBERATE EVERY INCH OF SYRIA INCLUDING GOLAN!!! GODSPEED…MAY VICTORY COME SWIFT & BE WITH YOU ALL!

    • northerntruthseeker .

      My sentiments exactly!

  • PZIVJ
    • northerntruthseeker .

      We can only hope that within no time flat they can paint the entire Idlib pocket area red as well!

    • Redadmiral

      Tigers painting the place red already but not with paint….

  • stupid is as stupid does

    FUCK YEAH, TIGERS ARE BACK WITH ROAR!!!
    This is something we all have been waiting for very long time !!
    That is what I would call fucking victory, a dream come true!
    Nobody will stop SAA after this !

    • Waiting waiting
      My god I feel good from miles miles away
      TURKS MUST BURN
      IMAGINE I LET FREAK IN YOUR COUNTRY DESTROY YOUR MOMS& FAMILIA HOME
      THEN COME IN SOVEREIGN LAND
      WHO THE FK ARE YOU TO DICTATE ANYTHING..GOD I PRAY I WANNA SEE TURKEY BURN
      ALL THE NEGATIVE ENERGY WORLDWIDE
      WILL BEAR FRUIT SOON
      VERY SOON

      • stupid is as stupid does

        Listen, this is above all about liberation of Syria from jihad bastards.
        As for Turks
        nobody will start the war against them as long as they change
        their minds and go back to Turkey in peace.

        If you are itchy fighting war against them and kill them then fight them in your country.
        Syria has already too much of war as it is.

  • Redadmiral

    Sabre tooth Tiger fangs & claws razor sharp on the hunt for headchopping rats as they run shit-scared to save their worthless and cowardly lives.

  • John

    This is moving fast now.

  • Attrition47

    REEEEEESult!

  • EveryoneIsBiased

    Tiger forces got the order not to post their progress and advances. This is crucial, as in the past years this was often exploited by NATO, which provided their Jihadists with real time SAA troops movements.

    So while today information is rare, it does not mean there are no new advances.

  • nick1111

    Turkish dogs helping terrorists

  • Tommy Jensen

    The good guys the moderate rebels fighting for freedom were crying, and the evil dictatorship regime guys were laughing.
    Why is it always so?

    • You got it wrong
      Not the first time
      Concievment was not worthy either
      Wish mom was eating bon BONS that day
      Not cruising bats
      Go away

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    What a beautiful day
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