BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a large-scale offensive in the southeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Thursday, marking the first time since September that they have launched such a wide-scale operation.

This operation, which is led by the 5th Corps and 25th Special Mission Forces Division, has already proven successful for the army, as they have captured over 15 towns and villages within a 48-hour-period.

However, while the Syrian Army has no doubt scored a big advance in southeast Idlib, it has also come at a high price for the troops.

According to reports from the front-lines, the Syrian Army’s death toll has been set at 40, with the wounded-in-action reportedly exceeding 50.

A source from the Syrian Army said the death toll for the jihadists and Turkish-backed rebels is much higher, estimating that they have suffered anywhere between 70-80 dead and many more wounded.

The clashes are still ongoing between both parties at this time, with a source saying that the Syrian Army is attacking two towns.

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Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2019-12-22 06:42

Honor y gloria a los héroes caídos en combate, Viva el glorioso ejercito Sirio.

Daniel Rich
Daniel Rich
2019-12-22 03:51

40 SAA martyrs should equal 400 dead takfiri terrorists. The legion of Syrian Lions is finite, kill as many as you can [an appropriate 1 to 10 ration, not 1 to 2].

Comment by a laptop commando [I know].

However, the SAA advances are breathtaking. Too bad, bad weather will slow it down in the days to come. I hope they can pick up momentum once the weather clears up.

Anon
Anon
2019-12-22 05:57

They can’t hold ground but they can cause a lot of damage with Turkish provided ATGM systems and armored suicide vehicles. They’re going to fight for every town, this is existential for them because they are being paid to fight and with no fight there’s no money and no power; they would rather fight and die than go back to their previous way of life.