BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s long-awaited Idlib offensive is just days away, but the latter continues to send thousands of soldiers to this front in preparation for the operation.

According to a military source in Damascus, the upcoming Idlib offensive is to be carried out by the largest Syrian Arab Army force this war has seen.

The source continued that this Syrian Arab Army force is expected to exceed the total number of soldiers in southwest Syria offensive by at least 25,000 military personnel.

With their Sweida offensive wrapping up against the Islamic State (ISIS), thousands of more soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army’s 1st, 3rd, 10th, and 15 divisions are expected to make their way north to the Hama Governorate.

The known forces participating in the upcoming Idlib offensive are as followed:

  • Syrian Arab Army
    • 1st Division
    • 3rd Armored Division
      • Qalamoun Shield Forces
    • 4th Mechanized Division
      • 39th Brigade
      • 41st Brigade
      • 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces)
      • 555th Brigade
    • 7th Armored Division
    • 9th Division
      • Shock Troops
    • 10th Division
    • 11th Tank Division
      • 47th Brigade
      • 60th Brigade
      • 87th Brigade
    • 15th Special Forces Division
    • 18th Tank Division
      • 67th Brigade
    • Republican Guard
      • 105th Brigade
      • 106th Brigade
    • Tiger Forces
  • National Defense Forces (NDF)
  • Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)
    • Mhardeh and Suqaylabiyah divisions
  • Liwaa Al-Quds
  • Al-Ba’ath Battalions

 

Please note: List will be expanded throughout the next few weeks as more groups join the battle

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Russian special forces as well!!

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This is psychological war fare. SAA is throwing everything and in a way this will the last & final blow the terrorist & Jihadis and end of the rebellion.

Time for all provinces of Syria to reconcile and rebuild Syria.

The theater will next be shifted to Turki, everything is pointing that way.

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Nestor Arapa

Lo correcto sería empezar desde Latakia y toda la frontera Turca-Siria para aislar a los terroristas dentro del territorio Sirio para cortar suministros desde Turquía.

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Northern Latakia is not a very easy terrain : mountains + forests… Very very bad for large scale offensive. SAA would better circumvent this area, rush into easy terrain, but the closest to the border in a blitkrieg pattern, and also progress along the border on 2 fronts, the other starting from Zaharaa, leaving difficult pockets back to the border, then only crushing these pockets. Let the Afrin/al-Bab areas for later seems wiser to me : there are already about 100k roaches to cleanse…And it may not be great since there is probably around 3 millions people living around, so… Read more »

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God bless and God speed syrian coalition.

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It’s gonna fücking hurt!
Maybe SDF will join? Any news?

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🙁 Turkish officer in Moresk (Northern Hama) told civilians that SAA will not attack Idlib, that Turkey won’t withdraw from Idlib region and that anti-air weapon systems were deployed. http://nedaa-sy.com/en/news/7886 Taqiyya? Let’s hope : modern SAM systems vs. 70’s Soviet warplanes is a very bad equation for SyAAF More positive : Video : U.S army target ISIS positions in the last remaining ISIS pocket in #DeirEzzor #Hajin https://twitter.com/Afarin_Mamosta/status/1029800583815995392 => HiMARS MLRS = 1km² with anything (incl. armoured vehicles) caught in the open ends destryed on the receiving end… Reload time is about 3-4 minutes… You fücking don’t want to be… Read more »

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The russians wrote the book on multiple launch rocket systems! The u.s. has had years to defeat one measly pocket of isis ! Get a grip,only american fan boys and gullible fools glorify the u.s. “achievements” anyone with a brain just rolls their eyes and says “oh no,not the umuricuns? ” Tool.

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It is understood Turkey will not dare to resist SAA and it’s allies…no match . Russia will not allow it too . Turkey will withdraw for sure when SAA starts attacking