BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate have begun digging trenches along the outskirts of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man as they brace for a major assault on the city from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.

According to pro-opposition activists in southern Idlib, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham of the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front began digging trenches and raising sand walls around Ma’arat Al-Nu’man after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham were seen amassing their forces around the city.

Furthermore, reports from southern Idlib indicate that Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has already cut off most of the roads to Ma’arat Al-Nu’man.

This move to cut the roads by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham is being done to force their former allies from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham to surrender Ma’arat Al-Nu’man.

However, Ma’arat Al-Nu’man residents have long opposed the presence of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and will not likely welcome the transfer of the city to the aforementioned jihadist group.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 108
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    108
    Shares
ALSO READ  Full report from the ongoing battle for northwestern Syria: map

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
FairsFair
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
FairsFair

Good.
Let the different head chopping/liver-eating jihadis fight each other in Idlib. Then the SAA and SDF/Kurds can go up and mop up the remainder.

Member
Famed Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

@FairsFair, Amen.