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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:50 P.M.) – Russia’s Military Police troops were reportedly deployed to the Christian city of Mahardah in northern Hama countryside amid increasing threats of a massive attack by jihadi groups in the region.

Maharda, located 25 km to the north of Hama, has come under a swelling risk of being swept by jihadi rebels in nearby villages and towns following the recent battles in northern Hama.

Reports came in that unknown numbers of the Russian Military Police have entered Mahardah, accompanied by snipers who were deployed to the eastern outskirts of the city.

Jihadi groups, led by al-Qaeda-affiliate Hay’at Tagrir al-Sham, launched a powerful offensive nearly two weeks ago, seizing several towns and villages from the government forces.

However, the Syrian Army, backed by heavy Russian and Syrian airstrikes, tipped the balance and recaptured most of the lost points.

Government troops are now attempting to overrun rebels in Halfaya, a town just 2 km to the east of Mahardah which acts as the main threat to the Christian city.

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Floriangeyer
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It seems that the gloves are coming off now. Russia is doing what all civilised countries should be doing , which is preserving the rich world heritage of what we now call Syria that in ancient times was the crucible of civilisation ,together with the area that is now Iraq.

Sadly the Western nations of NATO and the US + Saudi Arabia and QATAR etc are supporting barbarism and the return to some of the darkest periods of life on earth.

An example of which is here :-

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=149470

And here is a clip to cheer us all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY5dcm8j59s

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God bless Russia for this and for everything! But apart from that, let’s not forget the eternal and unforgivable shame: that it is Shiite soldiers who are dying to defend, among other things, Christianity in Syria; while the West continues to support those terrorists who have sworn to annihilate Christianity in Syria.

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Most of SAA generals are Sunni, a big part of SAA is Sunni. Lotsa Druz too. Sorry for the bias but Syria is a SECULAR country, the ONLY who care about sectarianism are the bastards into IS, Qaeda or affiliates. “while the West continues to support those terrorists” => Are you nuts? Barrack HUSSEIN Obama and Huma Abedin are retired. The Brotherhood insiders are gone! Maybe is there still the country soon to be formerly known as UK (EU stated that if Scotland wants to join the union, they’re welcome and a few days ago, Scot parliament backed a soon… Read more »

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Did I say that Syria is anything other than a secular country? I spoke about those who die. And yes, a good deal of them are Shiites, even in the SAA, but particular in the other units. And you know that very well. Then, I don’t even know if you’re serious about Europe. Are you really saying that they do not undermine the Syrian government every way they can? Have you forgotten how they supported the terrorists when Aleppo was being liberated? I won’t even go into this because it’s ridiculous. So there were terrorist attacks in Europe. What does… Read more »

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The military police are from Chechnya and are Sunni Muslims. They are risking their lives for the Christians and Shiites. Very commendable.