The Syrian Arab Army inside of Khan Sheikhoun after declaring full control over the city on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command announced that the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun was under the military’s control after a short battle.

The Syrian Arab Army was able to fully secure Khan Sheikhoun after entering the city from all axes on Wednesday; this was followed by a thorough combing operation to ensure that Khan Sheikhoun was cleared of all explosives and militants.

While Khan Sheikhoun was not declared under the Syrian Army’s control until Thursday, all of the militants from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza had already withdrawn from the southern part of the city by Wednesday.

One of the major reasons Khan Sheikhoun fell so quickly to the Syrian Army was due to the military’s capture of the strategic hilltop of Talat Al-Nimr.

Talat Al-Nimr is a large hilltop that overlooks both the northern sector of Khan Sheikhoun and the Hama-Idlib Highway (var. M-5 Highway).

Syrian Army cuts the last militant supply lines to the northern countryside of Hama; thus, leaving the militants fully besieged. Al-Masdar News

Following the loss of their most important supply line to Khan Sheikhoun, most of the militants inside the city abandoned their posts and fled to the Ta’manah area, where they exited the pocket before it was closed by the Syrian Army on Wednesday.

The Syrian Arab Army would follow up this advance by seizing several areas south of Khan Sheikhoun on Thursday.

With virtually nowhere to retreat, the remaining militants in northern Hama will likely rely on the Turkish Armed Forces for protection and a potential exit from this pocket.

 

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hurrah for the brave soldiers! all, no insane people around the world, are with you just because syrian army fights not only for the freedom of their country but for a better entire world with no presence of barbarians.

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Amazing achievement from Syrian Arab Army & Tiger Forces. Chest is so full of pride & overflowing! Once again a big SALUTE. :muscle: :beers: :v: :grinning: Thanks to the Russians & Syria’s allies too for this wonderful MILITARY victory & achievement. If someone had said 6 months ago that Khan Sheikhoun would fall & would come under Syrian Army control no one would have believed it. This is real WAR on Terror. What Uncle Sam could not achieve in Afghanistan in 18 years Syria has achieved in less than 6 years of getting rid of these Islamist Jihadis who were… Read more »

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There is still the risk of a direct Turkish involvement… This would surely imply Turkey being dumped by NATO as NATO is not into starting a war with Russia and reciprocally. Moreover, it may even turn way more bizarre as you can be sure that Gulf States, Egypt and Israel may not like it, even enough for getting directly involved. It looks foolish? It is! But Erdogan and Cavusoglu have all symptoms of cocaine abusers, so was Saddam and Saddam started a totally stupid invasion of Kuwait. With Erdogan having opted for totally dumb economical choices of putting Turkey in… Read more »

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My belief & understanding is Syrian Arab Army in consultation with Syrian Government & Russians will stop their operations and will not launch further military attack on Idlib. Just wait & watch. There are so many challenges. 1. First & Foremost huge number of Civilian Deaths almost all are Sunni. There is no way the Jihadis are gonna miss using these civilians as Human Shields even if they have to survive as they don’t care anymore. Syrian Army & Russians learnt their lessons well after 2017 in Khan Sheikhoun after the Oscar winning performance by White Helmets. So they will… Read more »

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Shut up…we are NOT interested in your bullcrap opinions…

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i am not shocked that they cut and ran. Jolene Joulani and other thugs wants to preserve power and income sources. He can not afford to “fight to the death” regardless of what he claims. They can only bleed these newest refugees for so long and these folks have no jobs. A whole lot of P.O. civilians in Idlib now and Joulani’s little world just became very complicated.

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Currently Joulani’s position is such that he is caught in a river bed and water is rising rapidly. As per Sharia laws he is allowed to take 4 wives and all of them are clinging with him. He is now caught in such a terrible situation. The oldest of his wives is an oldest hag on whom he has lost complete interest, same with 2nd older & 3rd old one doesn’t excite him anymore. His 4th beautiful wife is too heavy & too fat. None of them know how to swim! His master’s & enemies are desperately calling from both… Read more »

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Miserable Erdogan chupate esa, tus mercenarios ahora se acobijarán en cuartel de los Turcos (observatorios).

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This is obvious

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We re coming for you hymiekikecockroach…

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Daeshbags has the right to make any comment he likes and you have the right to agree or disagree as the case maybe. I see your name claims the freedom for a belief but denying others their freedom of belief. You sound like a little boy that has put trousers on and thinks he is a man . Both you and Automatic death , who I think are one and the same but matters not , need to grow up . I often disagree with daeshbags on some matters and let him know it. He is a big boy and… Read more »

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Well said Peter. I fully agree with you on this. This is a site where every one gets a freedom to post their view points. If we wish to read and agree good enough and if we disagree we can counter the argument and put across our view points, rather than doing this many people are indulging in using derogatory names against certain individuals for their writing.