BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The long-awaited battle for the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria is set to begin in the coming days as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies attempt to capture this area from the militant forces.

According to a military source from the government stronghold of Mhardeh, the Syrian Army offensive will be led by their elite Tiger Forces, 4th Armored Division, and Republican Guard.

In addition to these Syrian Army divisions, the 5th Corps, National Defense Forces (NDF), Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and 11th Tank Division will also be participating in this offensive.

Leading the militant defenses in northern Hama will be the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, and locally-based Jaysh Al-Izza.

The Syrian Army offensive will specifically concentrate on the demilitarized zone area near the towns of Mhardeh and Suqaylabiyeh; they have been under attack by the jihadist rebels since the implementation of the DMZ on September 17th, 2018.

The official date for the offensive has not been set; however, the military source from Mhardeh said it should begin within the next few days.

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henrique
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The right thing would be to free the whole body of Idleb

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Yes but for 8 long years these two town have been under constant attack. One is particularly important. Coalition of EVIL will not be happy when terrorists proxy force is decimated.If YPD/PKK/YPG/SDF clowns had any sense they’d attack from the west and this would be over quickly.

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Karel Vd Geest

An sizable attack by SDF is only possible if SAA lets them reinforce their forces in Tell Rifaat. Which it does not. Also, then SAA needs to provide SDF with heavy arms, which SDF hardly has. Had Assad decided to trust SDF and deal with them fairly, he would have had SDF support. Now he does not.

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Weldon Cheek

Lets hope its a decisive victory,no half measures this time, crush them!

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

How would I do this offensive if I were a general ?…I would initiate the offensive on two point Latakia and Alleppo with very fast motion and strong force taking control of all Turkey-Syria border, enclosing the whole Idlib area under control and avoiding terrorists to be helped by Turkey. After this clothespin motion, I would continue with clothespin motion on the rest of the area until get rid of all terrorists. Of course, several corrridors would be implemented for the civil people to get out of terrorists areas. Of course, the success of this offensive would depende of very… Read more »

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