BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – It has been over 13 months since the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched any-sort of military operation in the eastern countryside of Aleppo; however, with their recent success inside the provincial capital, the government forces are poised to conduct their largest operation against the Islamic State (ISIS) in this region.

With the Palmyra operation on hold, the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command has mobilized thousands of soldiers from some of their most elite divisions to carry out the offensive against the remaining terrorist forces spread across the Al-Bab Plateau and Deir Hafer Plains.

A senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar News on Thursday evening that the High Command does not plan on stopping their operations in east Aleppo until their forces have successfully reached the Tabaqa Military Airport.

In order to reach the Tabaqa Military Airport, the Syrian Arab Army would have to take the key city of Deir Hafer, which is located along the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway.

However, there are some issues that might make this military operation somewhat complicated; for one, the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) are quickly advancing to the Tabaqa Military Airport from the northwest.

If the Syrian Arab Army plans to take the Tabaqa Military Airport, they will eventually run into the Syrian Democratic Forces along the Aleppo-Raqqa Road.

The Syrian Democratic Forces are backed by the U.S. military, so unless the Russians and Americans are working together, this could get ugly.

The bright-side to this Syrian Arab Army operation is that it coincides with other offensives against the Islamic State in the Aleppo Governorate.

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One of the larger offensives taking place in Aleppo right now is the Turkish Army’s assault on Al-Bab; this is one of the Islamic State’s most important strongholds in east Aleppo, so losing it would be devastating.

In the coming days, the number of airstrikes over east Aleppo should increase, paving the way for the eventual offensive to expel the islamic State forces once and for all.

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Nestor Arapa
2017-01-13 01:52

Lo mas peligroso que representa para el gobierno Sirio es la invasión por parte de Erdogan y sus terroristas el Norte de Alepo, no olvidar la historia, el gobierno sionista se quedó con Altos de Golán la historia se puede repetir en el norte, por tanto la prioridad debe ser Al-Bab y toda la frontera norte con Turquía para que no entre suministro para los terroristas.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-13 14:55
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

I freaking agree with you about Turkey. Now, the Golan case is a bit different : Syria used the plateau to shell into Israel from 1948 to 1967 then engaged in wars of aggression they lost. They could have had it back but refused any peace treaty proposals… Thus, I don’t agree with your stance of history repeating : For Golan, Syria was the aggressor, now, it’s Turkey the aggressor.

jojo
jojo
2017-01-13 07:46

I am wondering if it is such a good idea to announce these plans. Seems they should be more secret and the Syrian army should keep them to itself and then act thoroughly. That wouldn’t give the U.S. the time to set up something against the Syrian forces. Look what it did in Deir Ezzor when the Syrian troops were concentrated there.
Be more secretive and try to get rid of as many rebel-jihadists as possible.

Sergio
Sergio
2017-01-13 21:49

Puede ser peligroso, pero también es una ventaja en este momento, pues tiene distráidas a muchas tropas de Daesh. Un ataque a gran escala en dos frentes a la vez podría ser devastador. Creo que con la mediación de Rusia no habrá problemas con Turquía