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BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Islamic State launched a surprise offensive in the northeastern countryside of Hama on Sunday morning, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses along the strategic Ithriya-Salamiyah Highway.

According to Al-Masdar’s field correspondent Majd Fahd, the Islamic State forces managed to capture several points in the Wadi Al-Azeeb area of Al-Salamiyah, resulting in the Syrian Arab Army’s subsequent withdrawal south of the Ithriya-Salamiyah Highway.

As a result of this Islamic State advance, the Syrian government was forced to close the Ithriya-Salamiyah Highway due to the fact the terrorist group has fire control over parts of the roadway.

The obstruction of this roadway means that the Syrian government is essentially besieged in the Aleppo Governorate, as the Ithriya-Salamiyah Highway is an important link along the Syrian Arab Army’s only supply route to the province.

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Boss30
Boss30
2017-03-20 00:39

Besieged ?
Stop it with the hyperbole. This is like terrorist attack number 345 on that road. The SAA always manages to reopen it pretty quickly.

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2017-03-20 08:33

They will be fucked soon. Openfield, a pleasure 🙂

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2017-03-20 03:41
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Se espera que la fuerza aérea entre en acción pero con bombas de mayor poder destructivo, en el lugar no hay presencia de civiles.

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politika007
2017-03-20 07:23

Incompetence