Moments ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) officially started their new offensive inside the Al-Ghaab Plains of the Hama Governorate in order to recapture this rugged territory that was captured by the conglomerate of Al-Qaeda factions “Jaysh Al-Fateh” (Army of Conquest) during their summer offensive.
Leading the way with their powerful airstrikes was the Russian Air Force, who has already struck a number of Jaysh Al-Fateh positions inside both the Al-Ghaab Plains of the Hama Governorate and the Al-Zawiyah Mountains of the Idlib Governorate.
The Syrian Armed Forces are firing a barrage of mortar shells and rockets in conjunction with their Russian ally that is currently targeting Jaysh Al-Fateh’s positions in Hama and Idlib with ten fighter jets; this is the first time that the Russian Air Force has coordinated with the Syrian Armed Forces to attack the enemy units.
In the past, the Syrian Armed Forces have been unsuccessful inside the Al-Ghaab Plains, as almost all of their gains were reversed within one week of the launching date of their offensives.
The Syrian Armed Forces’ objective is still not clear; however, the Al-Ghaab Plains are located directly south of the imperative city of Jisr Al-Shughour, which borders the Syrian Government’s provincial stronghold of Latakia.
If the Syrian Armed Forces can recapture Jisr Al-Shughour and the Al-Ghaab Plains, they can effectively build a buffer-zone around the Al-Akrad Mountains of northeast Latakia.