BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The entire 5th Legion made their way from southern Syria to the Idlib-Hama axis this week, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Thursday.
According to the military source, the entire 5th Legion received orders on Tuesday from the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command about their redeployment to the Idlib and Hama provinces.
Some of the 5th Legion troops will be carrying out a new operation in the northern countryside of Hama, while their other units will assist the Tiger Forces in their upcoming operation in southeast Idlib.
The 5th Legion was formed shortly after the arrival of the Russian military in 2015; they have been mainly deployed near the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) lines.
In the past, they have participated in the offensives in the Palmyra, Al-Sukhneh, Deir Ezzor, Dara’a, and Al-Safa offensives.
Below is a video showing the 5th Legion heading to the battlefront in Idlib: