BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is giving the militants until the end of Eid (August 16th) to withdraw from the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria, an official source from the military told Al-Masdar News this morning.

According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army will continue to target the militants inside the demilitarized zone until they withdraw.

He added that the Syrian Arab Army has concentrated their strikes on the towns of Kafr Zita, Al-Latamnah, Khan Sheikhoun, and Zakah in northern Hama and southern Idlib.

 

Prior to this, the Russian Ministry of Defense gave Turkey 24 hour to force the militants in the demilitarized zone to withdraw from the area.

Despite this demand, it is very unlikely that the militants will withdraw from the demilitarized zone, as Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has already refused to remove theri forces from the area.

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That’s plenty of time for them to fortify a new defensive front line so more SAA servicemen die in the next offensive.

If you’re going to attack then attack, momentum is critical in offensives and by stuttering like this the Syrian high command and their Russian advisors are playing the political game at the cost of the lives of the SAA.

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That’s how it is supposed to look but in reality in the last 1 week of fighting the Jihadis have taken a severe beating FSA NLF & Jaish Al Izza has lost 100s of fighters in Hama. None of the Jihadis want to acknowledge this. Their backers & funders are also under severe pressure as they can see their well planned program is falling apart. Get ready for more Chemical Attacks / some thing like that & the blame game to start from Jihadi held areas accusing SAA / RUAF. The JIhadis have played this card last year in Khan… Read more »

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You’re painting an overly optimistic picture of the situation. The opposition forces are still able to fight and hold ground. Only a month prior they seized new territory for themselves which took the SAA a month to take back. That they’re able to do this without an airforce of their own shows that they are a legitimate force to be dealt with. A fair number of them are not afraid to die and they are able to defend and go on the offensive even with Russian airstrikes. It will not be an easy fight and by not pressing them while… Read more »

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Another point : by not doing serious advances on the ground, as the international recruitment of “useful idiots” has plummeted, it allows to reduce the numbers of roaches in open-field areas. If SAA goes Blitzkrieg, the roaches will retreat into cities, this means urban warfare where you can’t expect interesting kill ratio, moreover, it will ease the use of human shields for them, then SAA will end with the same bad press as IDF due to Hamas propaganda, coz’ the f*cking journos sell better doing such wrongful accusations and showing kids carcasses, and the freaking terrorists know it. +++ “then… Read more »

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Grave error dar plazo hasta 16 de agosto, los terroristas se fortalecerán con ayuda de Erdogan y mas soldados Sirios morirán por culpa de una mala decisión.