BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 A.M.) – Many militants inside the northern Homs pocket have refused to surrender their positions to the Syrian government, despite the fact they are completely besieged and on the verge of losing two important towns.
According to a military source in Damascus, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have been repeatedly refusing to surrender their positions inside this large pocket in northern Homs.
The Syrian and Russian forces have already warned these jihadist rebels that if they refuse to surrender their positions in northern Homs, they will face a massive attack from the government forces.
For Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, surrendering northern Homs and southern Hama to the government forces will only free up the latter’s troops and allow them to attack their allies in the northern countryside of Hama.
While Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s fears are likely going to come true, the likelihood of them holding northern Homs after losing Al-Rastan and Talbiseh is very slim.