Thousands Of Militants In Syria’s Idlib Prepare For Attack On Aleppo, Hama: Russian Military

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Thousands Of Militants In Syria’s Idlib Prepare For Attack On Aleppo, Hama: Russian Military

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Thousands of militants with heavy weaponry and armored vehicles have gathered in the Syrian province of Idlib preparing for an offensive on government-controlled areas in Hama and Aleppo, the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria, Maj. Gen. Alexei Tsygankov, told media on August 25.

Maj. Gen. Tsygankov recalled that over 70% of the territory of Idlib is controlled by militant groups. The biggest and the most influential of them is Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda).

“Last week, the leader of this terrorist organization, Abu Mohammad al-Julani, urged all Idlib gangs to launch a jihad against the secular Syrian state. The number of proponents of political dialogue, detained and kept in prisons, has topped 500 people. Several thousands of militants with heavy weaponry and armored vehicles have gathered for an offense on Hama and Aleppo,” he said.

Earlier Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov announced that militants, backed up by British intelligence, are preparing to stage a chemical attack in the province of Idlib in order to create justification for new US-led strikes on government facilities in the war-torn country.

“In the most populated area of Kafr Zita, preparations are being made for a group of residents brought from the north of the province to participate in the staging of an “attack” of allegedly chemical munitions and bombs by Syrian government forces, staged assistance by mimicked ‘rescuers’ from the “White Helmets” and the shooting of video for distribution to the Middle East and English-language media,” he said.

The US is already preparing for this scenario. According to Konashenkov, the US Navy’s destroyer Sullivans with 56 cruise missiles on board arrived in the Persian Gulf several days ago and a B-1B strategic bomber of the US Air Force armed with AGM-158 JASSM air-to-surface missiles was deployed to the Al Udeid air base in Qatar.

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  • AJ

    Send those rats to hell with McCain

    • Rob

      Sorry McCain gone before them. They will go behind him.

    • occupybacon

      fuck yeah !

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      flash news, McCain, been refused to enter the spiritual world and is been send for recycling.

      • Alejandro Bonifacio

        nooooooooooooooooo! we don’t need him again! lol

  • Prince Teutonic

    Well Russia is also beefing up near the Syrian coast…

  • mhtsaropinigitakis

    what are they still waiting? send idlib back to the stoneage now!! the more you wait the more time you give to zionists to plan and prepare.

  • potcracker2588

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  • leon mc pilibin

    This will be great practice for Russian arms,in wiping out all these terrorists clustered in one place,,Send them to Hell after one of their founders McCain.

    • Rob

      John McCain who had butchered millions of civilians has died due to cancer.

      He has killed many children and women in Palestine, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Baltic regional states etc. God has been punished him before death and now he will be punished after death. God save us all from evils. Ameen..

  • Attrition47

    Earlier Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov announced
    that militants, backed up by British intelligence, are preparing to
    stage a chemical attack in the province of Idlib in order to create
    justification for new US-led strikes on government facilities in the
    war-torn country.

    Try

    The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, announced
    that militants, backed by British intelligence, are preparing to
    stage a chemical attack in the province of Idlib, to create
    a pretext for more US attacks on Syria.

    You should have taken me on as a copy-editor when I offered.

  • Rob

    John McCain due to which millions of civilians have been butchered has died.

    He has killed many children and women in Palestine, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Baltic regional states etc. God has been punished him before death and now he will be punished after death. God save us all from evils. Ameen.

  • Rob

    Under which law US and NATO forces are there in Syria.

    Already US and NATO have declared that we don’t like President Assad then what they are doing in his country. Of course US and NATO regimes are the real culprits that creates and finance and give air cover to global terrorists in Syria and in the rest of the world. For what thing the world top leaderships are looking for, fuck these all culprits that create and finance terrorist globally.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    russia please jam/disable FUKUS missiles from firing or getting to their targets, and if you have to take out the ship or airplane they launched from, please do that :)))

    • TS

      yup.. ‘escort’ that FUKUS ships at 1000 m., a ship on each side and arm the ships with nuclear dept charges

    • frankly

      I’d guess any NATO surface combatant knows it has a shadow and can only have unpleasant thoughts as to what would happen if someone said dah instead of nyet. I see the absence of carriers as a sign that the stress level has gone up since last white helmet show. We are not so sure they won’t reciprocate. Don’t offer too big a target it might attract an errant missile and accidently start WWIII.

  • Cleverson Santos

    Guys if I am not mistaken, Mc Cain once visited the rebels group in Syria, he came personally to motivate them… imagine the presence of America Senator is motivational, but now they meet again in hell…

    • AJ

      Theres a picture of him with militants some say one is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but not confirmed.

      • Wegan

        It was confirmed.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      it is said that they rejected him in heel so he been send directly for recycling.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    It’s interesting that the terrorists are massing with heavy equipment ready to strike the Syrian army and it’s peoples while at the same time, the usual terrorist supporters are planning for a false flag and subsequent air strike to assist their on the ground terrorist proxies in overrunning the Syrian army. No doubt this is all planned to roll back the peace which has been spreading to Syrian territories cleared of terrorists. I’m sure that these planners and their terrorists proxies will be joined in hell and greeted at the door by McCain when they die.

    • S Melanson

      Yes, this has been planned, that much is clear. The decision to make their move and strike the SAA in northern Syria instead of Southern Syria is important to consider as to US intentions.

      With the bulk of Assad’s forces engaging a large militant force in Idlib, I would pay close attention to Israeli and US activities along Syria’s southern border.

      If anyone comes across reposts of activity on Syria’s south border, please share.

      • frankly

        Southern attack would be a little too close to home. It was an extraordinarily glaring visual as it went. Gosh what a nice cozy little corner you rats found.

      • frankly

        Hey bud that guy Korybco just published another rip snorter. I got a link or two you might enjoy. Hope you are well. I have been laid up, not so fun.

        http://disq.us/p/1v7pn2p

        • S Melanson

          Thanks, good info in link and agree with your assessment. Have been away couple of days so going to do some catch up.

  • frankly

    Turns out there is no hell, however McCain will spend an eternity apologizing to all those who died by his action and another with those yet to die by his action. Psychopathic killer, maybe now he knows the error of his ways.

    • gustavo

      McCain as any other northamerican leaders do not know the meaning of “apologizing,” they just know to say “God bless you.”

      • frankly

        I’d say he has gone from being a leader to a follower.

  • S Melanson

    Russia has connected the dots as evidenced by recent naval reinforcements and public warnings of what is to come. Will anyone blink? Certainly not Bolton who had a song written in his honour – Give War a Chance.

    Compared to past events that almost brought US/NATO and Russia to blows, this feels different and not in a good way.

    • Brad Isherwood

      Syria has time to prepare for an attack.
      By now (after experience so many attacks)…..They should have Area denial Jammers vs the Cruise missiles,
      Have Pantsir crews supported properly for reload.
      Move these so that last Sat Pass by US/Israhell gives false real-time positions.

      Where the Hell is Syria’s Airforce. .
      IE, …Why are the Mig 29s not up in groups loiter as long as possible with rotation of Mig 29,
      So their missiles can get at the Evil B – 1B.
      Even if the Evil US fly over Jordan to attack Syria..
      Just cross into Jordanian Airspace and let go the missiles….possibly break up their final attack point.
      Syria’s got to stop this sit and eat punches war strategy.
      If Syria’s Mig 29s haven’t the Long range missiles to hit the Evil B 1B…
      Then it’s time to yell at Putin .

    • frankly

      No carriers around, the Russian promises hang heavy in the air.

  • Jesus

    Russia will have the opportunity to test some new guided air to surface munitions, along with the deadly Kalibr on these terrorists, with the highly improved firepower of the SAA and their allies.
    As far as FUKUS attack on Syria because of a false chemical attack flag, it is not going to be any better than the last two attempts.

    Tomahawk cruise missiles are a joke, and JASSM cruise missiles launched by B1 bombers can be given the EW treatment, and can be intercepted by Buk M2 missiles or Pantsir point air defenses.

  • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

    so???….

  • Xanatos

    Can someone explain the map? Which areas are controlled by HTS?

    • Bill Wilson

      The dark green sections should be HTS and their affiliates. The light green should be the other groups that dislike them.

      • Xanatos

        Thanks. HTS controls the border with turkey. All the other factions are dependent on HTS for their supply lines.

  • ihraç subay

    It is a big Russian lie, Russia wants to attack Idlib to destroy Turkish influence. Anti Esad forces which based in Idlib haven’t got enough equipment and ammunition for such an assault. They can only protect themselves. If Esad wants more control on the country he must start with Ayn el-Arab (terorist call it Kobani).

  • russ

    This would be a good time to lure the militants into the open areas and for Russia to use her father of all bombs on them.

  • gustavo

    Well, Russia intelligence knows where those terrorists are ¿ doesn’t it ?. THen, just send them several kalibr missiles, that is ! what is the problem ?