BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a powerful offensive in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Wednesday.

Backed by Jaysh Al-Izza, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at the town of Hamamiyat in a bid to recover the territories they lost to the government in early June.

The attack would prove successful as the jihadist rebels managed to capture Hamamiyat after overrunning the Syrian Army troops inside the town.

Following the capture of Hamamiyat, the jihadist rebels shifted their attention to the key town of Kernaz; this would result in another fierce battle that proved costly for both parties.

However, the jihadist rebels were ultimately able to take control of the town after the Syrian troops inside made the decision to withdraw.

This latest by the jihadist rebels comes just a month after they managed to cut the main road between the Christian towns of Mhardeh and Sqaylabiyeh.

 

Correction: Kernaz is still under Syrian Army control. The Syrian military inside Kernaz told Al-Masdar this morning that they never withdrew and were able to hold the town despite the militants possessing the high ground. 

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Mo Aoun
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I understand, this is/was a surprise attack. But what have Russian and Syrian warplanes been doing? And I’m already reading that rebels have captured some positions in Kurnaz from elsewhere

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1 – This shows clearly that the aerial bombing did by Syrian Air Force and Russian Air Force at Hama and Idlib are beating empty targets…! And the monsters are confortable underground and even at plain sight…

2 – Erdog is fooling Syrian and Russian Intelligence and laughing easy.

3 – Unfortunately Syrian Military Intelligence is a total disgrace…It makes me remember the disgrace of 67 War… At that time, totally infiltrated by the Mossad…

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abuqahwa

Unfortunately you are correct – the enemy has been given YEARS to build defenses, stockpile munitions, train and equip with latest weapons and technology, fully organized and supported by Turkey, provided with real-time battlefield intelligence targeting plus unlimited replacements from well trained troops from safe havens in Turkish occupied northern Syria. How can the SAA win against such an enemy if Syria is stopped from striking Turkish positions ?? Unless TURKEY is defeated the enemy remains in control., everyone know this but no country has the b***s to state the obvious : Syria is alone, fighting a war for its… Read more »

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Nestor Arapa

No hay estrategia, no hay reacción de la fuerza aérea, los terroristas se fortalecen cada ves más con ayuda del gobierno Turco y los Rusos coqueteando con Erdogan.

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Nicaloks

Es verdad. Ya Vladimir Putin se olvido de la dignidad y solo quiere el dinero que los invasores Turcos le dan por las armas belicas que le compra Erdogullum…

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Rhodium 10

SAA pretend to retake Idlib ..if they even are not able to defend Hama…without Hezbollah on ground SAA is a joke!

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Bleipriester

They are fighting combined “rebels” of all frontiers. What do you expect? A stroll? This forth and back has always been the case in this war.
SAA still in T-55s, S-300 silent, when air raids occur. That´s the joke!

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abuqahwa

Not just “rebels “, add in the Turkish regular army plus real-time intel from US and UK bases in Cyprus

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Chauhan Chauhan

stupid SAA and Russian they just talk about big offensive to do and not doing anything . soon this jihadist will capture all of hama and Russian base and Russia dumb will not do anything and keep pleasing under turkey feet.

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