Hama, Syria (3:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda franchise), alongside Ajnad Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), seized the village of Ma’ardes today after a short battle with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

With the capture of Ma’ardes today, the jihadist rebels are now within 5 km of Hama City, leaving the Syrian Armed Forces with their backs against the wall as they wait for their reinforcements to counter.

While the likelihood of the jihadists seizing Hama City is slim, the Syrian Arab Army has been forced to send some of their best forces from the Aleppo Governorate to this front in order to help drive back Jund Al-Aqsa.

Even if Jund Al-Aqsa is not able to maintain these gains in northern Hama, they have successfully forced the Syrian Arab Army to divert their attention to one of the least important fronts because losing the provincial capital would be a public relations nightmare for the government.

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Przc Notfunatall
Przc Notfunatall
2016-09-01 13:39

Jesus Christ, what the f**k is the SAA doing?

Nadeera Witharanage
Nadeera Witharanage
2016-09-01 13:25

SAA can’t stop !! SAA not instant this war look like tiger tail

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kit
2016-09-01 18:23

w*f is that supposed to say haha.

Nadeera Witharanage
Nadeera Witharanage
2016-09-01 13:26

SAA front line and man power !!

Hamza
Hamza
2016-09-01 13:25

BREAKING NEWS ; SAA Commander Northern Hama Ali Sharaf Kill Today At Russian Battalion Base At Hama https://t.co/i5iRWG6yNT

Benfatto
Benfatto
2016-09-01 15:13
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Not necessarily a bad thing when a SAA commander gets killed. I suspect a lot of high ranking officers have been appointed in the past for political reasons rather than qualifications. Their replacements will have real battlefield experience.

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maicon
2016-09-01 14:49

I do not know what the intention of the Syrian army, but it seems that they want the terrorists to reach Hama (city prospers and quiet despite the war) will they use the same technique used in Palmyra? leave the city pros terrorists to draw attention of the world?

Christopher Triantis
Christopher Triantis
2016-09-01 14:58

Allow businesses anywhere that the result is doubtful and save the city of Hama, is indeed foolish and absolute crazy can we have aviation, tanks, artillery, their Russians and the Iranians and not drop the Hama TO Islamists only cars, find forces and save the city, is the biggest defeat of the war lost a city with a population of 300,000 while in Aleppo Opponents Best forces of the Syrian army for a technical school. Unless otherwise decided by the leadership of the army and the policy to deliver the city. Should not in any way to become like the… Read more »