BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – Several Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers were killed on Friday when the jihadist rebels carried out two powerful missile strikes on their positions along the Hama-Idlib axis.

According to a report from northwest Syria, the jihadist rebels scored two direct hits on two Syrian Arab Army vehicles that were traveling south of the key town of Qal’at Al-Madiq.

The Syrian Arab Army has since responded to these missile strikes by launching a number of airstrikes over the area between Qal’at Al-Madiq and Kafr Nabl.

A source from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar earlier this week that their troops were preparing to launch a wide-scale assault on the jihadist positions along the demilitarized zone.

Since then, the Syrian Arab Army has amassed several units, including the Tiger Forces and Republican Guard, to the Hama-Idlib axis as they prepare to launch their new offensive.

The jihadist rebels have also received a major boost in numbers when the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front sent their forces to the front-lines in the Hama Governorate.

This upcoming offensive is expected to be the largest battle of the year, with thousands of combatants on both sides preparing to participate.

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  1. Here in Hama we have to leave our homes. HTS militants are coming every day. They bring equipment, weaponry and munition. They make us give them food, water, clother, medicines, money. I cannot protect my family.
    HTS are going to attack. We have nowhere to leave but we are leaving.