BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will “go all the way in Idlib,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday.

“We are on the way to achieve security and stability for our people in Syria. We cannot forget the practices of the countries that have been plotting against us from seven years and till now in obstructing us from eliminating terrorism,” Muallem said.

According to Muallem, the main goal of the Idlib offensive is to completely eliminate the jihadist group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” from the entire province.

“The decision of the Syrian leadership is to combat Jabhat al-Nusra in Idleb, whatever the sacrifices were. We say that the priority is for the local reconciliations which we have carried out in several areas across Syria. We are ready to make every effort to avoid civilian casualties. We opened Abu al-Dhuhour corridor for a week and interacted with the local reconciliation committees. Unfortunately al-Nusra arrested most of the members of these committees and prevented civilians from exiting via that corridor,” Muallem noted.

“We discussed the issue of our joint efforts to bring the displaced Syrians back to their country. We say to the West, who is crying for human rights in Syria, if you really want to help the return of the displaced, you should make efforts to secure the reconstruction of their homes and infrastructure and lift the unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria,” Muallem continued.

“We welcome and call on the Syrian citizens to return home and contribute to programs of reconstruction and be part of building future… and we will try to provide all economic and social conditions for that purpose,” Muallem added.

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Nur Muhd

great decision syrian coalition – God speed – and watch your backs against the vile master funders

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I doubt if the USA, UK or France would tell the Russians or the Chinese not to recover any of their land that was being occupied by foreign jihadis let alone attempt to openly support said terrorists there. Nor would the former, at the same time, establish illegal bases and no go areas for themselves in the latter countries as the Americans have done in Syria.

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French never won a single war since Napoleon. They are not warriors. UK is just one island. One bomb from the far East in a shape of mushroom and they are done. USA on the other hands is very strong and bully against countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria. USA solders are paid mercenaries. They don’t have the spirit to fight against a real power like Russia, China or even Persia (you call it Iran). Let alone Kim Chen Un (The Rocket man) made them look like clowns in the recent years…

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Assad has the right attitude, he wants his country back, and not just some of it, he want’s it all back, but does Putin want the same thing too, that’s the question. Even if Putin helps Assad take back Idlib from Erdogan and his terrorist henchmen, there’s still Ar-Raqqa and Al-Hasakah to go.

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Actually, without westerners help to Rojava and most of all their presence, Turks would have invaded… Rojava, at the difference of KRG, is NOT into reclaiming independence and their claims for a federal state are more than justified : they paid for it with their blood while SAA flee without accomplishing its duty of evacuating civilians, letting all of them (mainly Kurds) at the mercy of jihadists who would have slaughtered them all, had they succeeded! Many federal countries run well : Germany, Swiss, Russia, USA, Belgium, UK, etc… It’s not such an issue. Now what is unclear are Turkish… Read more »

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

If Russia gives the usual strong air support and protection to ground troops, Idlib is a fact that will be taken very fast by Syria-Iran-Hezboah-Russia ground troops. We hope this happen.