BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The month of July has been filled with a great deal of violence but no significant advances by any party inside Syria.

At the start of July, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels traded offensives in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate; however, neither side was able to achieve any breakthroughs.

Following these small offensives by both parties, the jihadist rebels launched a surprise operation in the Turkmen Mountains of northern Latakia.

This jihadist operation began with relative success, as the militants were able to capture a hilltop and several points in the Turkmen Mountains near the Turkish border.

However, the jihadist advance in northern Latakia would be short-lived, thanks in large part to the arrival of Syrian Arab Army reinforcements.

The Syrian Army managed to drive back the jihadists and reestablish security in the Turkmen Mountains.

One day after this attack, the jihadist rebels, led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, stormed the town of Al-Hamamiyat in northwestern Hama.

Once again, the jihadist rebels were able to score early gains, but they were later expelled from Al-Hamamiyat after controlling the town for less than 24 hours.

As a result of this attack on Al-Hamamiyat, the jihadist rebels lost somewhere between 80-100 fighters.

The rest of the fronts across Syria have experienced very little movement this month.

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  1. Turki has suddenly developed cold feet now after the recent victory of Syrian Arab Army against the combined forces of HTS TIP & JAI in Kafr Nabudah. It is just a matter of constant bombing these Jihadis away from Idlib & Hama who will eventually do a mass exodus into Turki & this is exactly what Turki is fearing and hence created buffer zones, sochi agreement, cease fire agreements etc.

    Going forward even the local people in Idlib & Hama will be fed up and will stop supporting these head choppers and support President Dr.Bashaar Assad. Idlib & Hama are integral parts & territory of Syria and Syrian President & Armed Forces have full right over these and they have all the rights to get rid of all the Jihadis out of their country just like Daesh was evicted from Iraq & Philippines recently. People conveniently forgot what these Jihadis can do recently over 400 people were massacred in Sri Lanka on Christmas day by bombing the churches.

    If western countries US UK & EU Australia etc want to support the same Jihadis (AQ, Deash HTS, TIP, JAI and so many other shitty names ETC) who bombed them by trying to justify that they are fighting against Tyranny of Assad Regime in that case why no support to Irish Republican Army IRA against the World’s worst Tyrant Brutish? Why no support to Baloochistan Liberation Front against the Tyranny from Pakistan Army which annexed it? Why no support to National Liberation Movement against Spain & France?