BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) offensive in northwestern Hama has been halted until further notice, a source from the military told Al-Masdar News this morning.

According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army has not received any orders to advance from either Kafr Naboudeh or Qal’at Al-Madiq in northwestern Hama.

The source did confirm that a large number of reinforcements had arrived in northwestern Hama recently but added that they have not received any further orders.

Another source from the army said that the Syrian military is awaiting the green light from the Russian Armed Forces, who were in talks with Turkey about Idlib.

Despite halting the ground offensive, the Syrian military has continued its heavy bombardment of the militant-held areas in the Idlib and Hama governorates. The Syrian military’s bombardment has been mostly carried out by their air force and artillery units.

The Syrian Army will likely have to resume their ground offensive to secure Kafr Naboudeh and Qal’at Al-Madiq; however, as of this time, they have been ordered to remain idle.

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steven clark

What a stupid move there just letting the jihadi groups dig in again.making it harder the next time they go forward.. should have kept going especially after getting extra fighter’s..

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Agreed, it’s clearly Russians are playing with both sides based on their own interests. I bet Russians won’t mind to make Idlib an independent state owned by terrorists if they get better deals from Turkey (and unfortunately Turkey has much more to give Russia than Syria).

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Chauhan Chauhan

This move is supid . Right now Terriost has been weaken when Kafrnabudha was taken by SAA . Syrian army should have continued Advance same time they should have reached Hobbet and kafr zita. Turkey will be running right now . Russia is playing dirty game with Syria by helping turkey with terriost.

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Putin Stalingrad

Russia will leave syria lets assad & his fan boys begging for ayatolah

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Rhodium 10

Russia are playing a bad game in Idlib allowing terrorist nest inside there!…one example is that USA never allowed Turks and backed terrorist to enter in Kurdish zone from Manjib to Iraqi border!…

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Another Putin stupidity to please Turkey ? None peace at al l right now, not after Syria recovers its land totally. Did Russia had peace with Germany after defeating Germany in Moscow ? Can you see what I see ?.

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Nestor Arapa

Mierda Putín, otra ves Erdogan se sale con la suya.
Los terroristas aprovecharan el tiempo para abastecerse de armas enviados desde Turquía.