DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:50 P.M.) – Hezbollah and Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) have mobilized a large force in the southern countryside of Aleppo, as they prepare to launch a massive offensive that is expected to rival their 2015 assault.

According to a Syrian Army source in Aleppo city, Hezbollah and Harakat Al-Nujaba have been increasing their manpower for several days now, in preparation for their offensive to recapture the key town of Khan Touman.

Khan Touman is strategically located along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5 Highway) in southern Aleppo; its proximity to the jihadist stronghold of Saraqib in Idlib makes the seizure of this town a top priority for Hezbollah and Harakat Al-Nujaba.

While Al-Masdar cannot confirm Hezbollah’s plans after Khan Touman; it is very likely that they will make a major push to lift the siege on the predominately Shi’i towns of Kafraya and Al-Fou’aa near the provincial capital of Idlib.

In order to reach Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya, Hezbollah and Harakat Al-Nujaba will have to capture the Idlib Governorate villages located between the provincial capital and Khan Touman.

 

 

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Khan Touman is nowhere near Saraqib! Maybe you mean Tal Eis, which still is pretty far away. Anyway, I hope this offensive actually sticks this time, because we all seem to forget that the SAA originally had battlelines across the M5 highway for miles, before they did a mass retreat of what must have been 100km2. So I find it hard to believe that they could retreat the Shia enclave, but maybe with the Aleppo bubble halved and perhaps soon to be secured, they have the men needed. I think they should focus on northwest of the city, Haraytan to… Read more »

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Merci de ces précisions, vous semblez être très bien informé.

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You’re welcome, and thank you very much! Maybe after the war when the country’s stable and rebuilt, I could go there, I’d certainly know my way around haha.Go to Liveuamap.com, it’s where I get most of my information from in terms of maps. It’s not entirely precise but the updates of advances that show on the right hand side are a lot better than other map sites. Just try and ignore the terrorist propaganda, though saying that, they have been a lot more balanced lately. Although with all of the government’s gains recently, they haven’t got a choice!

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Me to. My hope is to go back to my second country : Syria.
I have spend the best(a short time) of my life there, between damascus university and a little christian village : el ma’ara saydnaya.