The Syrian Arab Army inside of Khan Sheikhoun after declaring full control over the city on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A ceasefire was announced in northern Syria on Friday after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured new territories inside the Idlib Governorate.

According to the Russian Reconciliation Center, the ceasefire will become effective in the Idlib Governorate at 6:00 A.M. (local time) on August 31st.

“In order to stabilize the situation, the Russian Center for Reconciliation between the warring parties reached a unilateral agreement with the Syrian government forces for a ceasefire in the de-escalation zone in Idlib beginning at 06:00 A.M. on August 31, 2019,” the statement said.

The Russian Center for Reconciliation called on the leaders of the armed factions to abandon provocations and join the process of a peaceful settlement in the areas under their control.

Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Division Special Mission Forces (formerly Tiger Forces) announced the capture of the key town of Al-Ta’manah after a short battle with the jihadist rebels in southern Idlib.

Following the capture of Al-Ta’manah, the Syrian Army seized several other sites from the jihadist rebels, including two hilltops.

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Andrew

Will give the Turks time to build more ‘observation posts’. SAA should keep up the momentum and expel the terrorists to Turkey.

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Nestor Arapa

Tienes razón

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Maybe some elements that knew too much had to disappear, as usual.

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André Mendes

Não adianta avançar se vc n consolidar as posições que conquistou. Isso gera contraofensivas e consequente perda das areas conquistadas. Não existem amadores nessa guerra.

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Every time the SAA gets on a roll, Putin declares another idiotic one-sided “cease fire” which he knows will be ignores by HTS. This just gives HTS a chance to bolster their defenses. Putin knows that too.

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Chris Carson

The point of the operation is to kill as many of the insurgents as possible. That produces a different tactical solution than one might expect. 😉

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André Mendes

Não adianta avançar se vc n consolidar como posições que conquistou. Isso gera contraofensivas e consequente perda de áreas conquistadas. Não existem amadores nessa guerra.

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Long Live Syria

In my opinion many of the readers who have commented that Russians should not have called for cease fire or ditching Syria and supporting Turki etc will have to think why Russians have called this. Everything is done with a purpose. Syrian Army, SAF & RUAF together have achieved complete victory almost all over Syria. Recent battles all have gone in favor and against Jihadis. Majority of the provinces are now totally under Syrian Army Government control. Many of the so called moderate rebel groups in certain governates last year did not put up any resistance or fight against SAA… Read more »

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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

Everything is said : you absolutely made the point!
I’d give a +20 if I could

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pedro yudex

Que buena explicacion para los habladores de mierda, que hablan a control remoto sin estar en el lugar de los acontecimientos, gracias viva Siria Rusia e Iran

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

Won’t last and everybody knows it : Mujahideen parole worth less than t**d as t**d can be used as fertilizer.

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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

t**d = türd…

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Nestor Arapa

Mala idea, seguimos con el mismo error, los terroristas se reforzarán con ayuda Turca y luego habrá mas costos de vida de los soldados Sirios.
Erdogan se pondrá en marcha para suministrar con mas armas durante el alto al fuego, parece que a Putin no le interesa la vida de los soldados Sirios.

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Emile

Ce n’est pas une erreur ! c’est volontaire. Poutine n’est intéressé que par la vente de ses armes et la protection d’Israel. Il faut attendre qu’un militaire le remplace.

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Dr. James Padgett

Russia playing political football with Syria again – in order to keep up its relationship with Turkey. Each time this occurs, it only resuls in the anti-Assad forces regrouping and resupplying. A total joke! Assume greater integrity, Russia!

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Indeed, the cycle repeats itself yet another time, Syrian soil is and will remain his most powerful bargain in his many shady dealings with the Turkish dog, and won’t ever end until the Tzar finally retires. For every Turkish promise, Putin will erect a wall right in the way of SAA advances to appease and satisfy the dog’s hordes. That’s the way it is for now.

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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

It’s more simple : if done too fast, jihadis will flee Syria and metastasis everywhere.

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slavonac

Have you lost your mind? No more ceasefire, no more Green Buses, GET THE JOB DONE!

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Here we go again with these “intelligents” ceasesfire agreement between Russi-Turkey. Certainly, millions of dollar involved in buying Su-57 can buy other things….like ceasefires. Well, iti is a matter to wait again for the terrorists to attack Russia air baisi to see another wake up offensive by Syria army and Russia air force.

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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

When it comes to Su-57, you speak in billions per contract. Moreover, it will be a degraded Su-57 with Su-35 systems onboard 😉

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It is shocking they should at least shorten some if the front lines before giving time to terrorists to build bankers and tunnels!

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Great format. The US attack seems to be the starter pistol to take the rest of Idlib. Though, no doubt part of their rationale is optics – a bit like fighting ISIS but far too late.

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Willing Conscience

The Turks need time to move their troops back home and this ceasefire will give them the time they need, but that’s the only reason there’s a ceasefire, once the Turks are out of harm’s way the SAA and Russia will obliterate every last terrorist left in Idlib.