BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) battle for Idlib has begun after several weeks of speculation and military buildup.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian and Russian air forces unleashed a massive assault across the Hama-Idlib axis, hitting a number of sites controlled by the jihadist rebels.

The source added that the Syrian Arab Army has yet to storm any areas in the Idlib and Hama governorates; the ground attack is likely to commence in the next few days.

Below is a video from pro-opposition media; it shows airstrikes on the Idlib-Hama axis:

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sweet robert
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Get use to it boys. Putin is not playing around.

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If the SAA and the Russian Air Force win this, they will basically change the dynamics and strategy for Syria both in terms of trying to regain Syrian land occupied by foreign powers/foreign-backed jihadis and for the future of Syrian post reclamation and during rebuilding. Retaking Idlib would bring the Syrians into contact with the Kurds on the Afrin front where they can perhaps reach some sort of mutual protection agreement from the Turks. Also the Aleppo-Latakia trade route starts from Saudi Arabia and reaches Aleppo, from there it goes through Idlib and ends at Latakia’s ports. That is why… Read more »

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Weldon Cheek

Hes back! Al tyranni guy has resurfaced! All we need now is solomon krapneck with his rediculous comments and it will be just like old times!(like when the saa retook …everywhere!).

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Of course Saa have yet to storm any area in Idlib. There strategy is to air bomb there infrastructure to smithereens killing women and children. Then cry they we’re using them as human shields.

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There are corridors for the sovilian to get out; what stopping them if not the torrerist.
What happened to the usa , they had a rule:of no bargaining with the torrerists.