BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was not given the green light to launch their much desired Idlib offensive, despite repeated demands by Damascus to their Russian allies, a source told Al-Masdar News on Friday.

According to the source in Damascus, the Syrian military was hoping to receive the go-ahead to launch the Idlib and Hama offensives against Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, but Russia, Turkey, and Iran settled to continue the Sochi agreement from September 17th, 2018.

The source said the Syrian military was assured by their allies that this would Turkey’s last chance to settle the situation in the Idlib Governorate or else the operation will be given the go-ahead.

He would add the Syrian government believes Turkey is trying to rebrand the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham as ‘moderates’ so that they could be part of the peace process in Syria.

The Syrian government currently views Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham as a terrorist group along with their political wing.

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james jeame jema
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Erdogan has ottomanistic ambitions, he took an active part in the creation of the jihadists groups in Syria. He will do nothing or maximum half of what he promises.
If he was a man of honor he would have done his best not to start the civil war in Syria. Instead he financed and armed the jihadist terrorist groups in Syria. It is hard to turn an arsonist into a firefighters.

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Long Live Syria

We are missing a point here. Turki is now shiet scared that after Syria & Iraq it will be the turn of Tuki to be dismembered by the coalition next similar to Iraq & Syria. Turki is eagerly hopping in the bed with Russia to ensure security cover by promising to buy the S-400 and Sukhois.

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Turkey have there own agenda and want There people at the table in a future Syria… Only time will tell… I think US UK France etc still try one last time to Fuk it up again now that the Venezuela distraction play is being made…. 2 27 2 27 Hut Hut!

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Lololol Erdogan calls more Audibles then Peyton Manning.!

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Well, sometimes it can be better to put allies before an accomplished fact. I maintain that SyAAF should have sought propeller cargo aircraft like An-12, An-24/32, even C-130, etc etc etc, on 2nd hand civilian market and customised these as gunships, AC-130 style, adding also EOTS “b***s” + Thales’ Damocles targetting pod (now built in Russia) and hardpoints in order to drop KAB-100/250 guided bombs and let’s make 1 or 2 holes to drop Kornet ATGMs vertically… With a 100mm taken out from an old T-55, the two 57mm guns from a ZSU-57-2 Ob’yekt 500 added with two Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30… Read more »

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Karel Vd Geest

This means Syria is now a proxy country with a proxy army. SAA now not even working for Assad anymore?

CaesarLeo
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O u better believe the SAA and 90+% of the Population is with Assad at least for another 6-10 depending how fast he starts rebuilding and creating MANY jobs. They wouldnt trust ANYBODY ELSE except maybe Suleil the special forces commander or there ambassador to the UN but those 2 are very loyal to the government and their country so dont doubt for 1 second my friend the SAA’s loyalty.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Russia has stopped any SAA offensive on Idlib to please Turkey, and it will continue to do so. It is more important the nuclear plant, turkeystream, and S-400 sell to Turkey.