Syrian Army Liberates Kafar Aweed, Imposes Fire Control Of Al-Ghab Plain

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Late on February 26, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated the town of Kafr Aweed, one of the main urban centers in the southern Idlib countryside.

The army imposed control of the town following several hours of heavy clashes with al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its Turkish-backed allies. Army units also secured the nearby towns of Sufuhon, Fleifel, Kafr Mous and Kawkabeh.

Syrian Army Liberates Kafar Aweed, Imposes Fire Control Of Al-Ghab Plain

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Kafr Aweed is located in the heart of the Shashabo mountainous region. From there, the army imposed fire control of the al-Ghab Plain in northwest Hama.

The SAA began advancing towards Kafr Aweed in the early morning, capturing the towns of Fatterah and Milaja to the southeast.

HTS and its allies are focusing on their attack on Saraqib city, ignoring all of the remaining areas in southern Idlib. The SAA’s elite units, the 25th Special Forces Division and the 4th Division, are leading the attack on these areas.

The remaining militants’ positions in the al-Ghab Plain and the Shashabo region will likely collapse within a few days if not hours. The army’s next target will be the Arba’een Mount, the highest region in southern Idlib.

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  • igybundy

    maybe time for the YPG to start taking afrin.. they wont have a better chance than now.

    • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

      Been saying that since the start of the operation from Syria to take back Idlib…
      WTF are the Kurds waiting for!

      • Xoli Xoli

        Promised land.

    • Simplekindof Man

      Who knows what they’ve been promised to stay out of it.
      They always wanted their own country….

    • occupybacon

      It’s too close to Turkish border, they can use their artilery and drones

    • cactus

      kurd snakes can’t do sh*t … weakest player in the syrian battlegroud….let’s just wait for the saa to finish with the idlib sh*tshow then afrin and albab will be next

      • @Inc2Get

        Kurds may be snakes but I would take them over any other part in the war! They could be allies, or they could be enemies. I’d rather have them as allies. At least they are the only ones who can truly claim they are moderates.

        • ruca

          Yeah, moderate treasonous snakes.

        • Toni Liu

          But they can backstab you in the next day so its still dangerous to give them too much responsibility as allies especially US still backing them, so thats big no for them

    • Bill Wilson

      Why, when there’s a good chance that Turkey will withdraw all forces from Syria after losing in Idlib?

      • JIMI JAMES

        Bill,the teorrists now controlled by erdogan,though sinister yes,atleast is seperating them from innocent civilians and that the truth,the deep state do not control syria anymore.
        The kurds are or were controlled by the deep state,known all patriotic enemys see!

  • The Russian and the Syrian must break they aircraft fighter plane in to three groups for each key position.

    • GuyQ

      Why don’t you jump in a fighter jet yourself. Lets see how you will do things differently.

      • Xoli Xoli

        No no Cliff is very important.

        • GuyQ

          He will be knocked out of the sky in 3 secs

          • Xoli Xoli

            It’s only a name King he cant fly a jet.But a good commentary.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Do you mean break and divide parts.Or break and sell parts to buy fuel.

  • cactus

    all the mf’s in jisr alshogur are now fighting in saraqib … the saa and russia need to destroy that town it’s the biggest foreign terrorist hub in idlib and it’s a danger to russian/chinese and central asia national security …also that area is very important to the safety of hmeimim air base … that town need to be captured or destroyed

  • JIMI JAMES

    Who mocked the syrian military by trying to suggest without russian air strikes syrians cannot win?
    This is what I mean,too many feminists on meds expecting instant victory,rather than observe in how to.
    Kurds must respect the government not cia,or else they too will exiled back to iraq where atleast earn’t!

  • LR captain

    so are SAA just finishing this up or they gonna let the turks retake parts of the M5 highway
    https://syria.liveuamap.com/en/2020/26-february-fsa-capturerd-doueir-and-cuts-the-m5-international
    like what the hell is going on there?

  • You can call me Al

    Be careful heroes, do not lose the remaining towns on the NE and NW of the area.

    • FlorianGeyer

      In many ways ,Al, the Tigers and 4th division assault into the mountainous flank of Idlib , is reminiscent of the surprise German attack on France through the rugged Ardennes forest. The result being the Fall of France. :)

      • George King

        Well worth watching this development as the real target may very well be Jisr al Shoghur on the M4 making every thing East and North a killing field with no escape but north through Turkey which Erdogan can not allow Turkey’s border to be crossed by these gangs!

        • FlorianGeyer

          Your comment makes good sense. This mountainous area has been a launching pad for drone attacks against Russian and Syrian assets in Lattakia as well, as we know.

  • Hanny Benny

    runs fine !

    Saraqib is the perfect honeypot
    let them run in, they will not many get out alive ;)

    turkey has lost this and the war in libya (against russia)
    and so long turkey push more inside it will lose more and more on every level
    its just beautifull to see how erDog destroys turkey

    respect for the dead fighters against calipHell
    but we have to fight it all together everywhere also political
    people speak with others, explain them about “ottomans”

    turkey = REAL ISIS !!! (500 years of devsirme childabduction)

    turkey HAS TO GET SHATTERED 4 PEACE !!!

  • Ronald

    Who knows the number of Turkish OP’s that are now under Syrian observation,
    or saved from Al Qaeda.

  • ColinNZ

    With Turkey’s help the rats are throwing everything at Saraqib to distract SAA & allies progress around al Ghab plains and towards Jisr al Shughour. Their intention is to divert SAA forces from that rapid advance. Both sides know that any rat victory at Saraqib will be temporary, whereas Syria’s liberation of Jisr al Shughour will be game over for the terrorists and their Turkish backers in Idleb.

  • JIMI JAMES

    ‘Aweed,now burning up crops there,no?

  • Christian S

    Tigers reached al ghaab , opportunity to surround a lot of terrorist in south, short frontlines and free thousands of troops to allocate elsewhere

  • Tim Williams

    Fight for the M5 is on … SAA owns the night

    https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1232789403199770628

    • Larisa

      What’s the status?

      • Tim Williams

        SAA lost several communities east of the highway too … SAA, Russian, Iran and HEZ forces all involved RuAF bombing the heavy Turk guns, SAA firing with heavy guns … it will turn around and the carnage inflicted last week on the rats will be minor compared to this

        • Larisa

          Wow

          • Tim Williams

            someone made the call to base fresh recruits at this critical road juncture to hold it .. I always hate paying twice for the same piece of real estate

          • Larisa

            Are you on the ground there?

          • Tim Williams

            no … Florida … I pick up 50 different source tweets and messages from reporters and soldiers actually there

          • Larisa

            Wow that’s amazing

          • Tim Williams

            very reliable … I even get rat tweets and their slanted views

          • Larisa

            What’s your Twitter

        • FlorianGeyer

          2000 + dead Turkrats would be a good nights work. Add more for seriously wounded and its even better, Tim :).

    • Joaquin

      Thanks for sharing this!

    • BMWA1

      Looks like Turks and friends are in two what may be termed fire Cauldrons in both north and south…looks like SAA and RuAF played their cards well and a temp hold by terrorists on highway has no bearing on the proximal battle anyway, it is just an exposed position.

  • Tim Williams

    updated map

    https://twitter.com/Gargaristan/status/1232800549386539008/photo/1

    almost the entire south of IDLIB is rat free now

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  • Tim Williams

    Rats pouring in reinforcements into their last stronghold in South IDLIB …

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1232804776238362626

    • Bobby Twoshoes

      That reminds me of how the Japanese used to grade their swords, line up some criminals and see how many heads you get with one stroke. We must remember that these are Turks though so this is just as likely to be a gay orgy as anything related to battle.

    • George King

      Kafr Aweid has fallen so I guess they are not alive?

  • Tim Williams

    The end is near when you are recruiting children to fight … like the NAZIS in 45

    https://twitter.com/MuradGazdiev/status/1232655980414066688

    • FlorianGeyer

      The kids look oriental as well. Turkmen or Chinese ?

      • Kastaibes

        I think I read about this couple days ago that they are recruiting uyghur which many of them have mixed blood with chinese.

        • FlorianGeyer

          I would think that complete Ughur families went to Syria.

      • Albert Pike

        Eric Prince has this wonderful Uyghur Xinjiang traing camp for ‘guards, which will be guarding the silk road’ – you know that’s what he was saying…

        • FlorianGeyer

          Rather like ‘Guarding the Oil’ ?

          • Albert Pike

            Eric Prince is CIA – so he for sure did that lying, cheating, stealing training course, which Pompeo was talking about. So anything goes. China is happy when they will be shot in Syria and it keeps the meat grinder going, and international arms sales up…

    • Liberal guy

      True end of jihadis 4th reich

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  • Tim Williams

    Turkey minister of lying … LOL

    https://twitter.com/CoolHuh_/status/1232806533639090180

    Never any proof

  • Tim Williams

    rats being pushed away from the M5 with heavy losses now

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1232781112864333825

    • gustavo

      sources, please .

  • Assad must stay

    SAA needs to hit main torki army as much as possible, they are the ones supplying rats with better stuff

  • Tim Williams

    RATS are now retreating … RuAF hitting them with thermos on the way out .. 20 aircraft in the air dropping presents on them

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1232815440113676289

  • Tim Williams

    TURK post now paying the price … light it up

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1232813525174755328

  • Tim Williams

    more video of kids on the front lines … crazy

    https://twitter.com/SyrianWarPress/status/1232718194881814529

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  • @Inc2Get

    Okay, for anyone wondering. Here is the situation. It seems like the SAA is solely focusing on securing the entire south Idlib region. Meanwhile the jihadis have launched a massive assault towards Saraqib and is slowly making advances. Russia has used this oppertunity to launch massive air strikes and precision guided air strikes to inflict massive casualties. Russia and Syria is hoping to inflict as much damage as possible while capturing the entire south Idlib so they can shift focus and defend the city before HTS captures it. BUT, Syria will not redirect resources until absolutely HTS is just miles outside the city.

    • Boxman

      No plans to deal with the looming Turkish offensive?

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    • Gregory Casey

      Good to hear this!

  • Squeeth

    “RUN CHARLIE!” Makes the US head-chopping, heart-eating raper and slaver advance further north look like small beer doesn’t it?

  • Boxman

    The Turksh attack is going to be devastating, but if the SAA is making sufficient use of decoys and staying well dispersed, then can limit the damage. But the SAA will have to learn how to operate as an effective fighting force without their armored vehicles, because tanks and AFV’s aren’t going to be survivable against Turkish drones and Apaches. They’re just too vulnerable. Also TuAF has the ability to strike every Syrian airbase with precision-guided bombs. They have a huge fleet of F-16’s and tons of precision guided bombs. Syrian air defense cannot take on the entire Turkish air force by itself. Not to mention, the Isrealis are going to jump in and help the Turks with their own strikes on Syrian air defenses. It will be overwhelming. Without Russia, Syria is f*cked.

    • Lazy Gamer

      Idlib has to be taken. It presents a nice position to hit aleppo with artillery. But i suspect, it is not artillery that carries the attack but rather the shock troops. For now, the Turkish airforce is limited to drones but i think there will come a time when turkey will risk it. After several Israeli assists of course. lol The SAA has to start hitting every convoy they can find or whenever rebels are on the move.

  • Vitex

    I think Al ghab plain may be a fair trade for the M4

  • Toni Liu

    Thats why in the past taking area south of m4 are really worth even with some setback, it still pay off when saa able to pour all of their army faster to idlib area rather than going around back and forth through northern hama