BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – As of Sunday, March 15th, the jihadist rebels near the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway) have refused to withdraw from the area, despite an agreement between Turkey and Russia last week.

According to a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) source in the Hama Governorate, the jihadist rebels have not left any of their military posts south of the M-4 Highway; thus, leaving it open for the Syrian Armed Forces to resume their offensive in this region.

Per the March 5th Moscow Agreement, all militant groups were supposed to withdraw from the villages and towns south of the M-4 Highway.

However, despite the agreement, the jihadist rebels have refused to do so, which has resulted in the Russian military putting pressure on their Turkish allies to step in.

The chances are now high that the Syrian Armed Forces will resume their Idlib offensive, which is something that the Turkish regime has opposed and hoped to avoid.

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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-15 16:40

Did I said that the ceasefire wouldn’t last more than a few days? Yes I did!
BTW, there is no difference between Turkish proxies and jihadists, it’s just a way to lure int’l community into not sanctioning Turkey for its severe violations of UN Charter while deceiving the public.
Remember : the 33 Turkish soldiers killed were embedded with HTS (Qaeda/Muslim-Brotherhood) jihadists.

Mike
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2020-03-15 20:58
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

No one cares about your opinion you jihadi loving Israeli phony, get lost you wahhabi supporting slime bag.

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Stern Daler
2020-03-15 22:51
Reply to  Mike

Do You always make ad hominen comments?

Hayton
Hayton
2020-03-16 07:35
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I reported that comment, not that I expect anyone on al-masdar to do anything about it. “Ad hominem” is one of those things that ignorant trolls really should go and educate themselves about.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-03-16 06:42
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The proof someone cares is that you answered. But you should learn to read: I’m one of the most irreligious people you’ve even heard about! In fact, al religions are scams ran by crooks, but hey, they’re usually non violent, so I don’t consider the use of violence on them! It’s not the case with Islam! Coran is worst than Mein Kampf! Read Surat 9, then learn that jihad is a duty for any real Muslim! Apply this book strictly, then you become a killing machine! ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood, Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthis, IRGC, PIJ (Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad), they’re… Read more »

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2020-03-15 16:32

A nice carpet bombing in a near feature 🙂
Enjoy 🙂

gustavo
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gustavo
2020-03-15 18:50

Of course that this was expected (even for Russia), now What ?

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Stern Daler
2020-03-15 22:52

LOL. Erdogan has invested effort and now this – b**t hurt Jihadi.

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2020-03-16 02:15

Rusia debe exigir públicamente a Erdogan que retire a sus mercenarios del sur de la carretera M-4.

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George King
2020-03-16 06:00

When the S.A.A. takes over all the southern area up to and including M4 highway. The game will soon be over for Turkey and its pet Terrorist. With out access to major highways in Syrian. Then the US/Kurds will be next.

Hayton
Hayton
2020-03-16 07:40

The Syrian government should make an almighty fuss about the failure of the armed opposition to withdraw as per the Russian-Turkish agreement, but should not take military action yet. Let the Turks be seen to have reneged on their side of the agreement; otherwise they will use any action by the SAA as an excuse for resuming their war with the Syrian government.