Battle map update of Idlib and Hama provinces as Syrian Army intensifies assault
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[AlMasdar] The battle for northwest Syria began last weekend, when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies began the heavy bombardment of the Idlib and Hama governorates.

Since launching their attack, the Syrian Arab Army has focused most of their efforts on targeting jihadist installations and trenches along the Hama-Idlib axis.

While the attack has been limited to just shelling and missile strikes, the Syrian Arab Army is expected to storm the area in the coming days.

What is holding up the Syrian Arab Army’s large-scale ground assault is the ongoing peace talks between the Iranian, Turkish, and Russian governments.

Russia and Iran have already informed Turkey that they will not accept any jihadist factions inside of Idlib; however, the latter is attempting to convince Moscow and Tehran to avoid carrying out the attack in favor of Ankara clearing these groups.

Syrian Army intensifies assault across Idlib-Hama axis (video)

[AlMasdar] (7:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intensified their assault across the Idlib-Hama axis, today, targeting a number jihadist installations and trenches in this region of northwest Syria.

Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault on Monday by targeting several jihadist trenches that stretched across the northern Hama towns of Zakat and Al-Lataminah.

The Syrian Army would then follow up these strikes by attacking a number of sites controlled by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham near the historical town of Qala’at Al-Madiq in northwest Hama.

The Syrian Arab Army’s attack on Monday was captured by local field journalists and released via the Tiger Forces’ official media channel on Facebook.

While their attack has been limited to missile and artillery strikes, the Syrian Arab Army is planning on making their first push on the ground in the coming days.

However, due to ongoing negotiations between Iran, Turkey, and Russia, the offensive has remained limited thus far.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-09-11