Militants Recapture More Areas In Southeast Idlib From Syrian Army


Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies recaptured more areas in southeast Idlib from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on January 17.

The terrorist group’s news network, Iba’a, reported that the town of Tell Khatrah and the nearby hilltop of Mustayf were both recaptured.

Militants Recapture More Areas In Southeast Idlib From Syrian Army

Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter.

The Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) backed HTS during the battles in southeast Idlib. NFL sources claimed that more than four vehicles and gatherings of the SAA were targeted with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) in the last few hours.

Earlier, the SAA launched a fresh attack in southeast Idlib in an attempt to recapture the town of Abu Jurayf from HTS and its allies. However, the attack was repelled.

With HTS reclaiming Tell Khatrah, Mustayf and maintaining control of Abu Jurayf, the Syrian military has lost most of the positions it captured after resuming operations in Greater Idlib on January 17.

Heavy Syrian and Russian airstrikes are currently targeting the areas recaptured by HTS and its allies, which suggest that the situation may shift again in favor of the SAA. The army’s elite 25th Special Forces Division and 4th Division are yet to join the fight.

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  • Rafik Chauhan


    • Avi Schwartz (IDF:71, hamas:0)

      fake news. Moderate FSA rebels of Idlib have just recaptured 25% of the villages lost in the past 2 months

  • Avi Schwartz (IDF:71, hamas:0)

    Interesting facts about the Soleimani terrorist after he got destroyed by a US Airforce Predator Drone! He was still alive after the strike, and begged for bystanders to help him by ambulance, but no one helped him. Both his legs were blown off along with his left arm. He was there helpless and people just watched taking pictures. He bled out after 10 minutes and no one helped him to stop the bleeding which could have saved his life.

    The Iraqi People had enough of his terrorist reign and didn’t want to help him, they wanted him to begone permanently. He even cursed the bystanders as he lay there dying slowly, mad that they weren’t helping save his life.

    USAF did a phenomenal job taking out Soleimani, but he could have still survived if it wasn’t for the Iraqi’s who found him mangled and bleeding out. Let’s thank these brave Iraqi’s for not saving Soleimani’s life, or else the region would still have a legless, one armed Islamic Iranian Jihadi moving around in a wheel chair still in control of the region!

    • Johny

      Nice Hoax. Any proof? HE was murdered by Trump on place according iraqi.. Any proof that iraq people are happy? Because he helped iraq with ISIS sponsored by USA fiends from Saudi Arabia. In Iran and iraq he was very popular.

    • Wayne Nicholson

      fantastic job … simply brilliant

      The USA got itself kicked out of Iraq … the only way they stay is as an occupation force. it’s likely to start a war costing US taxpayers $ trillions …. and that’s just to stay in Iraq let alone take on Iran.

      This time no coalition and iran can strike US bases any time they like with impunity. Thousands of bodies and a trillion dollars worth of aircraft at the mercy of iran. Their going to have to strike iran from the US mainland.

      january 3, 2020 The shot in the foot heard ’round the world.

      • Jake321

        And the US can wipe out Islamist Iran. Hardly impunity. Do you need extra Vodka ration to come up with this crap, Igor?

        • Wayne Nicholson

          Ну, я слышал, как мистер Янг поет о ней
          Ну, я слышал, старый Нил опустил ее
          Ну, я надеюсь, что Нил Янг запомнит
          ” more Vodka please”
          Южному мужчине он все равно не нужен

    • FlorianGeyer

      Theres no need for you to keep upvoting yourself with a ‘Guest’ Kike boy.

      IF such photos had been taken , they would be all over Israel by now and a filthy squatter like you would have posted it.

      So be a good kike faggot and look at your stach of kiddy porn instead of posting your nonsense here.

    • Ilya Grushevskiy

      I’d get bored if I were sitting in a basement on a couch all day long too..

    • Willing Conscience (The Truths

      Did you see the pictures if his blown up vehicle, death was instantaneous, he didn’t survive for even a second, the Iraqis only found pieces of him, so maybe that’s what they photographed, but no one watched him bleed out, blown up corpses can’t bleed out.

    • Kananda

      schwantzi, with succh injuries he was sure unconscious

      you are liar, you have bigger nose than pinoccio! :DDDDD

  • Johny99

    This is perfect tactic of SAA, hit and run and than Russian burn party will start on terrorists. Now burn party is ongoing.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Now as the terrorists are concentrating their forces in the east trying to regain their positions, the SAA should hit them in the west with a separate offensive and open up 2 fronts to divide their forces, so far Assad hasn’t done that yet but I think he will soon, because it’s looking like he doesn’t have a choice anymore, he has to find a way to stop them redeploying the massive reinforcements they always send in to counter attack, opening up 2 or 3 fronts will stop that happening quicktime.

  • Joe Dickson

    France could land 10,000 troops and take over the whole country the SAA is so damn weak.

    • John

      lol ………… that is very random and very funny. Thanks.