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Syrian War Report – August 9, 2019: Militants On Retreat In Northwestern Hama

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Syrian War Report – August 9, 2019: Militants On Retreat In Northwestern Hama

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other militant groups in northern Hama are losing ground under pressure from government forces.

On August 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the village of Sakhar and the nearby hilltop. Pro-government activists said that SAA special forces overrun militants’ defense in Sakhar in the early hours of the morning, forcing them to withdraw from the village and its surroundings. At least 10 militants and 4 pieces of military equipment, including a battle tank, were eliminated in the recent offensive operation by the SAA.

The course of the ongoing offensive demonstrates that the SAA is likely seeking to outflank the militant-held town of Kafr Zayta from the northern direction before government troops will start the storm of this strong point. In this case, government forces will need to secure their flank by liberating the settlements of al-Habit and Kafr Ayn.

The SAA offensive is being developed amid an intense bombing campaign carried out by the Syrian Air Force. Airstrikes by Russian warplanes are also reported. The pro-militant Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed on August 8 that Syrian and Russian aircraft had carried out 75 strikes on targets in Idlib and Hama provinces during the last 24 hours.

At least five civilians, including two children, were injured in a new militant rocket attack on the villages of al-Haffah and al-Qardahah in northern Lattakia. Radicals also attempted to target Russia’s Hmeimim airbase, but hit civilian targets 2km northeast of the base. Two civilians were killed and four others were injured. Attacks on the Russian airbase are often conducted by groups deployed in Kbani and its surroundings.

Damascus has denounced the new Turkish-U.S. “peace corridor” agreement on northeastern Syria calling it a “flagrant aggression” against country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Syrian government said that this move “exposed the US-Turkish partnership in the aggression against Syria which serves the interest of the Israeli occupation entity and the Turkish expansionist ambitions”.

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  • Lupus

    I hold my breath and hope SAA will succeed in liberating entire Hama.from Turk jihad scum soon

    • You think it easy
      Mini minority
      Fightin entrench freaks
      Hold your breath
      When sis slap your ass
      Either you support or you don’t
      Hold your breath at dressage
      PumP YOUR FIST
      #ROAD TO DEIR EZZOR #MAYADIN EXPULSION
      # DARAA BUS RIDE PLACENT EATERS
      #DOUMA GODS
      #GHOUTA GODS
      NOW WE AT #IDLIBDAWN

      MANY LOST
      MOMS CRYIN
      MAN FIGHT ON
      .NO THANKS TO RUN AWAY FITTED JEAN PRANCING SYRIANS
      OF EURO. TAKE YOUR CYNICISM ELSEWHERE
      CATS REMAKE
      OHH MY GOD!💞💅👄👜👚 GO SHOPPIN OR SOMETHING

  • Tudor Miron
  • Feudalism Victory

    I’d have to assume impromptu cease fires are over. Fuck peace. Let’s give war a chance.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    Syria, Russia and Iran take long views…the recognized founder of modern political sociology, Moisede Ostrogorski wrote, “of all peoples in an advanced stage of economic civilization amerikans r least accessible to long views, always and everywhere in a hurry to get rich, they give no thought to remote consequences—they see only present advantages. amerikans do not remember. amerikans do not feel. amerikans live in a materialist dream”
    of course, I do not need Ostrogorski to understand this.

    • Yes you do
      Or you would write your own damn opinions
      Love bones who quote man when world population 88 thousand

      • cechas vodobenikov

        LOL
        “amerikans r threatened by complicated feelings”. Richard Sennet
        “culture determines expectations and perceptions and therefore feelings”. Arlie Hochschild…she describes amerikan feelings as “commercialized”
        “amerikans r unable to feel pure pleasure”. Slavoj Zizek
        “amerikans have lost the capacity for spontaneous feeling”. Erich Fromm
        amerikan narcissism researchers observe that nearly no amerikans feel empathy—Grijalva, Abramsky, Konrath…Twenge and Campbell’s recent book “the narcissism epidemic”
        As everyone from Tocqueville, Gore, to Lasch and Sennet have observed, amerikan men r the most insecure feminized males on the planet

    • The west dont feel
      Not at all

      The Bolshoi
      Is not entertaining

      Olympic in russia is not entertaining
      Only Russians have feelings
      You dumb ass
      Quoting vodka drinking

      What did the father of
      National socialism say
      1910 K

  • Let the party start

    Encirclement is a sweet thing..come on Turks enter
    East zone

  • Good nite I have jew to slap

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    The extremely overrated rebels in Idlib are mincemeat if the SAA and the Russians decide to launch a full scale assault. All the talk about just how ineffective the SAA are against the rebels is just BS, the truth is the combined SAA and Russian forces could overrun the rebels in a month if they wanted to, maybe even less.
    But launching assaults with 100 to 200 soldiers like the SAA have been doing is nothing like what I’m expecting to eventually happen, that’s because when it does happen, the SAA will mobilize 150,000 soldiers at one time, and assault 3 or 4 locations simultaneously, and they’ll have the whole combined Syrian and Russian air forces showing everyone just what they can do when they allowed to.
    Everyone said the campaign to take back Daraa and Quneitra would be a hard slog and look what happened there, all over red rover in less than 6 weeks, and the situation here is even better for the SAA and Russia. There may be a few more rebels here in Idlib but there’s also 3 times as many SAA this time to match them, the only difference is that here in Idlib, the Turks are meddling with the natural course of things and prolonging the rebels lifespans.
    Those Turkish OB posts have to go, they’re in the way.