BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Syrian government announced on Saturday the reopening of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5) to the public for the first time in eight years.

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The Syrian News Agency quoted the Syrian Minister of Transport, Ali Hammoud, as saying today: “The international road between Damascus and Aleppo o will be officially opened to traffic and put it at the service of citizens.”

Earlier, the governorate of Aleppo sent engineering equipment that contributed to the rehabilitation of the road and the removal of dust and stones accumulated for years, which were set by militant groups with the aim of cutting off movement between Syrian cities.

On the other hand, the governorates of Hama and Idlib carried out the rehabilitation and restoration of other parts of the international road, with the aim of completing the process of opening the road.

The engineering units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) combed the road for days, removing mines and explosive devices, which were planted by “Jabhat al-Nusra” terrorists (terrorist and banned in Russia).

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Sweet Robert
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Great news for Syrians and commerce.

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And for that highway to be further secured, Idlib city needs to be taken as a priority. Afrin and al-Bab would be nice branch points.

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No, that would be a very bad move right now. Turkish troops – no longer a monitoring force but an invasion force – are placed so as to block any move on Idlib City, and if the SAA tries to encircle it there will be some very heavy fighting. Better for them to clean up in the south of the Idlib enclave, leaving them closer to the M4 along the whole of its length, and then push north-west towards Latakia. Leave Afrin for another day, the most important objective should be to strangle the Turkish supply lines and if possible… Read more »

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yes SAA has to cut off remaining Terriost in Zawiya mountain by taking all M4 . like this SAA can free up thousand of soldier and equipment. once this is done it will be easy to attack turk s**t and terriost in different front at once near the border.

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I defer to your better knowledge of the tactics required for the on-the-ground situation. It’s just that as Idlib is not too far from the highway and if the Turks decide to take direct control of that city from their jihadis they can always shell that highway with artillery while using the civilian population as a shield.