BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies have been given the green light to launch their long-awaited offensive in the Idlib Governorate, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar this afternoon.

According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army’s elite Republican Guard, 4th Armored Division, and Tiger Forces will be leading the charge across the Idlib-Hama axis.

These three groups will be joined by a number of Syrian Arab Army divisions and paramilitary units, including the Palestinian-led Al-Quds Brigade (var. Liwaa Al-Quds), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP).

The Syrian Army will also receive close military support from the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), Russian Air Force, and Hezbollah (Syrian and Lebanese groups).

The source said the Russian government will meet with their Turkish counterparts before the offensive to discuss the situation in the Idlib Governorate and its corresponding demilitarized zone.

While the offensive has been given the go ahead, it is likely to be limited to just the demilitarized zone at this time.

Making a big push into the Idlib Governorate would be very difficult and it will likely be met with fierce resistance from Turkey.

The goal of this offensive will be to push the jihadist rebels away from the government-held towns like Mhardeh and Sqaylabiyeh, and secure the demilitarized zone.

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Gregory Casey

The sooner the Syrian Arab Army & Air Force together with the Palestinian al Quds, Lebanese & Syrian Hezbollah, the NDF and SSNP kick off the assault on Idlib, Hama and west and north Aleppo, the better for all concerned. There will be no better time than now, specifically while Erdogan’s Turks are attempting to put down the Kurds along the Syrian-Turkish Border and I wish the Blessings of God on all Syrians now preparing to rid their Country of the pestilence imposed upon them by the Turks pining for their lost Empire, the Saudi Wahhabi Savages and their Allies… Read more »

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ROFL. The propaganda you are parroting is nowhere near reality! Facts now! 1.) Before Russia provided help, the Syrian state was about to fall, Hezbo, IRGC, Liwaa al-Quds and even SyAAF were totally irrelevant, 2.) Had USA, Israel, France and UK decided to put an end to Assad regime, he wouldn’t had lasted longer than Saddam or Gaddafi. ALL have armies that are technically 2 generations ahead, SAA couldn’t cope with cockroaches equipped with 70’s gear like TOWs, you obviously have no idea what these nations can do. Had ANY been after ASSAD, there had been no Russian intervention which… Read more »

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Weldon Cheek

The public in each country and the governments and opposition parties of many were vehemently against another “iraq-libya” and you well know it, you have gained zero converts to your twisted narrative so why keep trying?? At first i got worked up by your prattling but now sort of pity you!

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André Mendes

Fala muita merda cara. Eles queriam tirar Assad e n conseguiram , mesmso com todas essas justificativas injustificaveis. Eles querem tirar Maduro e n vão conseguir, pq um aguerra d eguerrilha no quintal da casa americana ninteressa a nguem. Maduro tem apoio de Russia e China, precisa de mais nada. Israel parece um cão raivoso preso num acorrente, aom lado d eoutros cães, muito fortes em grupos, mas pequenos e frageis em carreira solo.

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Sweet Robet

Godspeed SAA.

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you

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sjajadh

weak SAA cant fight Turkey