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Syrian War Report – June 5, 2019: Army Liberates More Areas In Northwestern Hama

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Syrian War Report – June 5, 2019: Army Liberates More Areas In Northwestern Hama

Syrian government forces have resumed their offensive on the positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and the Turkish-backed Front for National Liberation (NFL).

Over the past two days, units of the Syrian Arab Army and the Tiger Forces have liberated the villages of Qasabiya, Humayrat, Hardanah and Qirutiyah. According to pro-government sources, army troops are now aiming to liberate Meidan Ghazal, Shariya and Deir Sonbol as well as Tal Sakhar, Habit and Abidin.

These settlements are located northwest and east of the town of Kafr Nabudah, a key militant stronghold, which had recently been liberated by the army. The collapse of the militants’ defense there became the main factor allowing government forces to develop their advance.

Multiple Syrian and Russian airstrikes in northern and southern Idlib are being reported by pro-militant sources on a daily basis.

The ongoing army advance was launched on June 3 after a failed attempt to establish a temporary ceasefire in the area last week.

Immediately after the declaration of the ceasefire, units of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the NFL stormed army positions in Kafr Nabudah thus showing their commitment to further hostilities. This predetermined the observed scenario.

According to pro-militant sources, at least 4 pieces of military equipment and over a dozen army troops were killed in the recent clashes. In their turn, government-linked media claim that 8 militants and 2 vehicles were eliminated.

On June 4, Israel’s ImageSat Intl. released a satellite image showing the alleged impact of Israel’s June 2 strike on the T4 airbase in Syria.

The Israeli satellite and data analysis company claimed in its report that the strike had targeted “an element or a few” speculating that they may have been some kind of “advanced weapon system element”. Nonetheless, it was not able to provide evidence to confirm these speculations.

Syria and Iran provided no details as to what kind of infrastructure or weapon systems were targeted in the T4 airbase. Nonetheless, it’s an open secret that Iran uses this airbase for UAV operations across the country.

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  • verner

    the problem is the squatters and they need to be removed from the land they’ve, in typical squatters manner, stolen from the indigenous people, the palestinians, saa and the ruskies will clean out idlib, and hamas and homs and then its time for the sdf and the mercenaries from the quickly disintegrating states of A and when that is done, time for the moment of truth – evict the squatters once and for all. that’ll be the day when the entire world will go yeeeahh and make it a day of remembrance.

    • occupybacon

      Yeah, send them back to Erdogan

      • Sinbad2

        Yeah, send them back to Bibi

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Yeah send them to Erdoğan

    • FlorianGeyer

      Yes, a Worldwide National Holiday for all anti zionist people, with fireworks feasting and friendship.

      Squatter Eviction Day.

      It will me remembered for millennium’s.

      • Jens Holm

        Remember to bring ammo for safety matters :)

  • Xoli Xoli

    Warmonger Satanyahu clearly wanted to disrupted drone operation of Iran to help Idlib terrorists from monitor.Iran must built nuclear weapons and utilizes Syrian S-300 systems since their have training on it

  • purplelibraryguy

    I sometimes wonder if this operation overall will maybe be easier than it seems. I mean, by most reports there are a lot of jihadists there, and they have quite a bit of support from eg Turkey, and in the past this sort of jihadist have frankly fought pretty tough and had all these people willing to suicide for the cause and stuff.

    But the thing is, most of these guys have already lost to the SAA at least once. If they were going to fight to the end they had their chance already and they decided to bug out to Idlib instead. Looking around them, it’s obviously a dead end with no real chance of victory. Their morale is probably low; they know the feeling of defeat in their guts and what’s the point of fighting to the bitter end? If the SAA gets some momentum I feel like a lot of the fighters there will run to greener pastures if they can–back to Libya, say, or maybe Kosovo.

    • verner

      or back to their backers in palestine, presently occupied by the squatters, i.e. the backers.

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      Rebel numbers are way overinflated, it’s the same with their weapons, equipment, support, logistics, and morale, the ones in southern Idlib/north Hama/east latakia are weak and divided, if Erdogan doesn’t assist them if and when they’re attacked, the SAA alone without Russian support could probably wipe them out in a month or so, with Russian air support it would be even less time.
      The ones we have to worry about with all the best training weapons, equipment, support, logistics, and morale, are all in northern or western Idlib, or in Aleppo fronting the Kurds, they’re the ones that will be really tough to beat, especially if they get Turkish air and artillery support.