BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The ongoing inter-rebel civil war that is taking place in northwest Syria has reinvigorated the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) plans to launch a big operation in the Hama province.
Battlefield sources said that the Syrian Army has dispatched a military convoy comprising tens of Syrian soldiers together with over 10 military and armored vehicles as well as heavy weaponry to the Sahel al-Ghab region of northwest Hama.
The Syrian Arab Army reinforcements were reportedly dispatched from the Hama Military Airport, which is not from far from the battlefront in the province.
At the same time, the sources said that another Syrian Army military convoy has been dispatched to a military point in Western Aleppo to confront the jihadist groups.
The Arabic-language al-Youm news website reported that the Syrian Army, with the support of the Syrian-Russian air forces, is preparing for a major operation in the outskirts of Idlib.
The sources noted that the Syrian Army’s preparations for launching military operations near Idlib are taking place at a time when Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants are still present in the demilitarized zone.
It further pointed to the preparedness of 45,000 Syrian troops in the outskirts of Idlib, and said that the Syrian Army’s military operations might start from northwestern Hama (Sahl al-Ghab and Western Idlib), which comes under continuous attacks by Tahrir al-Sham and Jaysh al-Izza, and followed by another operation in Southwestern Aleppo.