BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The situation in northern Hama has turned very worrisome over the last 24 hours, as the jihadsit rebels of Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) have taken control of several sites from their opposition allies.

According to reports from local rebel activists, Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham entered the strategic town of Helfaya in northern Hama today, forcing the remaining militants to flee the area.

With Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham in full control of Helfaya, the largest Christian town in Syria now faces a serious threat from the sectarian rebel forces that are not part of the nationwide ceasefire.

Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham launched a massive offensive in northern Hama in 2014 that threatened Mhardeh and its civilians after Abu Mohammad Al-Jolani (Nusra leader at the time) declared his jihadist rebels would take the town from the Syrian Armed Forces – they ultimately failed to do so.

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Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (Al-Nusra) se siente traicionado por otros mercenarios patrocinados por Turquía por haberse sentado en negociación en Astana… Solo queda esperar los acontecimientos que vengan, ojalá el ejercito Sirio saque provecho.

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Ohh what coincidence, “good moderate terrorists” withdrew without a fight from the largest Christian town in Syria to be taken over by “bad terrorists”, How many times we have to say they are all same?? A strike force should be put in operation targeting exiled terrorists, in London and EU , every pro terrorist fake journo traveling back and forth from Syria,as well as rich Saudi oil sheiks touring London just to increase the price up until regime change is no longer attractive. And the kiling of civilians is seen as a boomerang.

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Russia’s initiatives are being undermined and destroyed. anusrats have hit all the groups, especially those considering ceasefire and reconciliation. The bottom line is that Ru failed to ensure the safety of all those who opted for ceasefire and reconciliation. Those on the ground will ultimately join the strongest force. That appears to be anurats, in non-government areas. They grabbed significant amounts of weapons and ATGM’s and reinforcements from other militant groups; and will attack N. Hama and maybe Aleppo, while SAA is busy in east Aleppo, and ruaf is busy in DZ. The cycle is about to repeat, again; militants… Read more »

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LOL, Russia removed the Kuznetsov with a dozen Su-33 and at the same time sent Su-25 to replace. In some ways, Su-25 is much more efficient for close air-support 😉 And BTW, even without adding these, aircraft are FAR to be used to the full extent of their capabilities! If you chose the right -guided- projectiles, a Su-25 can blow up to ‘just’ 200 tanks per flight or anything smaller/less armoured. If well maintained, a jetfighter can make 3 missions a day without problem… With a daily average number of Russian strikes of 71, there’s still margin before lacking airpower…… Read more »

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So this area is totally out of range of the Syrian government forces? When exactly did they lose control here – at the very beginning of the war?