TOPSHOT - Turkish-backed fighters from the Free Syrian Army stand in the Tal Malid area, north of Aleppo, as they fire towards Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions in the village of Um al-Hosh, in the area of Afrin, on January 20, 2018.Turkish forces began shelling the YPG enclave of Afrin from frontier Hatay province, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. Turkey has said repeatedly this week that an operation to oust the YPG from Afrin is imminent and has massed troops and armour on the border. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – For the second day in a row, the Turkish-backed rebels have attempted to retake the areas they previously lost to the Syrian military in northwestern Hama.

Led by the National Liberation Front (NLF), the Turkish-backed rebels stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the town of Al-Masasnah. A fierce battle would ensue between the two warring parties, lasting just over three hours on Monday.

According to a military source in Mhardeh, the Turkish-backed rebels were unable to penetrate the Syrian Army’s lines, resulting in their eventual withdrawal from this axis. The source added that the Turkish-backed rebels also suffered heavy casualties during the battle, which is another reason for their withdrawal.

On Sunday, the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield forces redeployed from the Afrin region in northern Aleppo to the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate. As soon as they arrived in northwestern Hama, they attempted to recapture territories lost by their allies in northwestern Hama.

Since capturing the imperative Huwayz area, the Syrian Army has not attempted to push deeper into the Idlib Governorate. The reason for the Syrian Arab Army’s hesitance is due to the large presence of the Turkish Army soldiers along the Hama-Idlib axis.

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Karel Vd Geest

As an anti islamist, one can only hope they make many costly and unsuccessfull assaults.

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The good side with shitlamist militants is they love death more than we love life. In fact, it’d be perfect if they weren’t so into sharing their passion, but no worry: SAA, SDF, YPG, Russia, NATO, etc etc, are all willing to help to make everybody happy : the shitlamists are dead, we’re alive 🙂 It’s a win-win 😉 Thus we should really consider means to please shitlamists faster because they’re too numerous. I think we should start small by giving up with 5.56NATO and .308W for either .243WSSM or at least the brand new thing by Federal, the .224… Read more »

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Posting garbage again daeshlovingkike.

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Nestor Arapa

Parece que Erdogan va perdiendo la guerra en este territorio, ante estas contraofensivas está en obligación de entrar en acción la fuerza aérea para acabar en bloque a los terroristas.

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Well, maybe, if he implies the TAF, that we’ll finally end seeing S-300 in action for the 1st time… After 41 years in service…

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these zio terrorists should be eliminated totally – they have brought nothing good but death and destruction in syria for years

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Ridiculous : these are shitlamists, just like you. They’re just from another sect, thus your Supreme Leader is secretly allied with them.

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f**k of zionist shitstain and your whabbi allies, you should change your name to daeshlovingkike.