BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – A new video that was released Tiger Forces wing of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) showed two soldiers standing near a sign reading the names of three cities: Saraqib, Aleppo, Idlib.

In the video, the soldiers vow to capture the key city of Saraqib, which is strategically located along the Idlib-Aleppo Highway.

A source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar last week that they have entered talks with their Russian counterparts to begin a new attack in northwestern Syria.

The source said the attack will likely concentrate on the territory east of Kafr Naboudeh; however, nothing is official as of yet.

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1 COMMENT

  1. The previous offensive the led to the liberation of Abu al-Duhur Airbase showed how weak the opposition forces are in this area. I was surprised when this current offensive started off in Northern Hama where the opposition had years to entrench themselves without first hitting a weak spot to stretch their forces. Threatening to cut off the M5, even if unsuccessful, would warrant a large response by the opposition to reinforce this area making Northern Hama’s defense line much more porous and easier to break.

    I have to wonder if cutting the M5 was not allowed by Russia as it could have possible negotiated this specific restriction with Turkey prior to the launch of the current offensive to get Turkey’s approval. Turkey knowing the militant supply lines would be nearly impossible to sever without the M5 cut knew this offensive would be a long, arduous process as it constantly resupplied its mercenary forces from its borders.

  2. What does Russia and even more Turkey have to do with Syria. Syria does not need the permission of anyone to liberate its own territory let alone from its arch enemy Turkey, the architect and main initiator of the aggression and invasion of Syria by its trained, armed and supported foreign mercenary terror squads. Syria should send both Turkey and its prostitute Russia to h**l and launch an all out war to free the country from foreign occupation.