BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched their long-awaited operation to capture the key city of Khan Sheikhoun from the jihadist rebels in southern idlib last night.

Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army reportedly entered the western sector of Khan Sheikhoun this morning after a fierce firefight with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.

According to a military source in nearby Hama, the Syrian Arab Army has been steadily advancing at the western and northwestern axes of Khan Sheikhoun, despite facing heavy resistance from the jihadist forces.

Should the Syrian Army succeed in taking control of Khan Sheikhoun, this would be a major blow to the jihadist forces in southern Idlib, as the city itself serves as a key point along their supply route from Idlib city.

At the same time, the jihadist rebels have sent a large number of reinforcements to the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate to help defend the city and this region.

Among the reinforcements were several units from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF), who were previously deployed to the Afrin region in the northwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.

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Here’s wishing the SAA and RuAF success.

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Mobilizing or demobilizing manpower is always a tough task for any military generals. You strengthen one side and go weak on another. Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) has now moved majority of their man power from Afrin towards southern Idlib, We saw Jaish Al Islam getting decimated by Syrian Arab Army in recent weeks and HTS too are taking severe beating in western side of Khan Sheikhoun. I am sure YPG / SDF Kurds will turn the heat on Turki forces & its JIhadis in & around Alleppo with the pressure being eased on them. Meanwhile Brexit Broadcasting Company is… Read more »

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Also as these Turkish backed jihadis are moving from Afrin to Idlib, if I were the SDF/YPG, I’d take the opportunity to try and regain Afrin, especially as the Americans have given them heavy weapons. Perhaps even do a deal with the SDF for a distracting manoeuver in the area?

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Por que Rusia no cree que el gobierno Turco apoya a los terroristas?… en sus narices se desplaza el convoy de Erdogan para ayudar a sus mercenarios. Qué mas pruebas quiere Putín?.