BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has taken control of the entire northern Hama pocket this morning after the remaining militants either fled to the Turkish observation post or surrendered to the military.

According to a military source in Hama, the Syrian Army has taken control of the last five towns that were under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza.

The five towns that were previously under militant control were Kafr Zita, Al-Latamnah, Latmeen, Morek, and Lahaya.

The source said the Syrian Army has moved their troops toward the Turkish military’s observation post in Morek; however, no clashes are expected.

The Turkish regime has already said they will not withdraw from the observation post, despite being surrounded by the Syrian Arab Army.

With the Syrian Army in control of this former militant pocket, they have managed to secure the government strongholds of Al-Sqaylabiyeh and Mhardeh.

It is likely that the Syrian Army will now shift their attention to either Ma’arat Al-Nu’man or the Al-Ghaab Plain.

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FairsFair
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2019-08-23 13:28

The Turks in that observation post can observe SAA deployments around them and it makes sense from the Syrian Government’s point of view. If the Turks launch an attack against the SAA anywhere in Idlib, that observation post becomes target practice. i suspect after all that Turkish bravado they will be quietly requesting Russian escort out of Hama. Then the real shenanigans in Idlib can begin.

jean
jean
2019-08-23 13:58
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C’est sûr !

Igor Bundy
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Igor Bundy
2019-08-23 14:36
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Answer should be: All Lines are currently busy.. Please stay on the line..

Same answer they gave when the US was attacking and killing Syrian soldiers in DZ..

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2019-08-23 16:27
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Just tell to the turks, there some kurds around. So they will not leave.
A nice target in case of troubles created by the Erdogolum

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2019-08-23 23:14
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Your scenario is a high risk. Turks might dare to send all they have and calm down the Russians. They might not effort to lose as You propose for internal use.

we will see.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-08-24 00:33
Reply to  Jens Holm

Thus, the Russian sanctions did hurt Turkey, and a Russian nuke plant without Russian techs in Turkey is like letting Ukrainians taking care of one… I ask myself if Erdog knows that the Russian sold the S-400 deactivation codes to Israel, so we have ’em too 🙂

Hmph
Hmph
2019-08-24 01:49
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You are a perennial liar Douchebag. Israel’s got s**t.

Roki
Roki
2019-08-24 07:44
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I don’t think so,but Russian can deactivate S-400 if they need.I don’t think that Turkey and Israel will have direct clash soon in the future.

Serb
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2019-08-23 21:10

Congratulations SAA.

henrique
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2019-08-23 18:22

In my opinion the offensive should be against plain Al-Ghaab, there the army should get wins easily. Already Ma’arat Al-Nu’man should be well protected now, the ideal is to bombard this area and to wear down the militants little by little.

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2019-08-23 21:31
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Well the plains sounds like the place you can use tanks and helicopter pretty easy…you can see suicide bombers in a car and that is a big help…so they might take a few days to regroup after they have been through the town’s to make them safe cause you just don’t know in this war…

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2019-08-23 16:26

Al-Ghaab to have the farms.Fodd is the priority.

Steven Clark
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2019-08-23 21:27

Surely the Turkish will just use helicopter to get ammo,food, water etc…. but I wonder how long they can put up with the jihadi groups fighter’s plus how many is there …. surely the majority of the fighter’s pulled out before the SAA got to the town…

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2019-08-24 02:06
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Good point on how many can that base support , It has become a rat hole and surrounded by rat traps. Stick your head out and risk hearing the loud “snap” or would they hear it .

Nestor Arapa
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Nestor Arapa
2019-08-24 01:42

Como están aislados que mueran de hambre en su observatorio.

gustavo
gustavo
2019-08-24 01:51

Just great, congratulation to SAA and Russia air force.