Hama, Syria (6:30 P.M.) – Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda franchise), backed by Faylaq Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), launched their second assault on Souran today after failing to capture the town four hours ago.

According to local reports, the jihadist rebels managed to seize the town after a second wave of militants overran the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses, forcing the latter to withdraw south.

With the capture of Souran today, the jihadist rebels will now shift their attention to Khattab and Ma’ardis, which are both located approximately 5 km away from Hama City.

Reinforcements from the Syrian Armed Forces arrived last night; however, most of the soldiers were deployed to Hama City.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 110
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    110
    Shares
ALSO READ  Israel allegedly trains to destroy Syria's new air defense systems (photos)
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
hype333
Guest
hype333

if it wasn’t so tragic – it would have been funny!

stein
Guest
stein

Come on. It’s tragic to react like this after such a long war.
The jihadists have numbers and manpower.
So they attack weak points, planned in army command centers abroad.
They attack places under truce with token NDF presence.
They will be stopped at Hama as last time.

555
Guest
555

The problem is that Hama is a key logistical city, if the terrorist manage to get close enough, they can effectively bomb the supply line that goes to Aleppo, that would be a disgrace for all soldiers engaged in SW Aleppo. Considering that SAA is already facing major difficulties on that area, a distrupted supply line will firstly alt the offensive, then the terrorist can re-organize a full scale offensive and definitely break the siege in Aleppo. That would be a catastophic scenario.

Wolfen
Guest
Wolfen

You’re probably right.. but what is surprising is the speed of their advance, at the moment they seem unstoppable.

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Amin

What horrible news I hear today. What a nightmare.

Horace Cunningham
Guest
Horace Cunningham

sigh

Member
Newbie
maicon enrique

só falta os terroristas chegarem ate hama .

Member
Newbie
nekdo nekje

Hama front is just terrible for SAA … 3 major settlements – Halfaya, Tayybat al Imam, now also Souran, gone in just two days, and at the rate how SAA is reversing gains i’m afraid it could take months for brave Tiger forces. When this happened last time i thought about the move to cut deep into enemy lands and thus encircle whole thing, wondering if it happens this time. Like Debaltsevo cauldron in Donbass. Attack on Morek & Kafr Zita on same time would leave terrorist in trap and huge troubles, even if they somehow manage to get to… Read more »

Jihadi Colin
Guest
Jihadi Colin

@leithfadel Who’s Jund al Aqsa?