Prominent Syrian Army commander arrives in northern Hama
The popular commander of the Tiger Forces, Colonel Suheil Al-Hassan, arrived to the Hama Military Airport on Thursday morning after a long deployment in the Aleppo Governorate.
Colonel Hassan was assigned by the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command to lead the operation to recapture the territory lost to Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda franchise) in the northern Hama countryside.
The Tiger Forces are no stranger to the Hama Governorate; in fact, they were originally deployed to the province in the Summer of 2014 after leading the successful charge to lift the siege on the Aleppo Central Prison.
Minutes ago, the Syrian Armed Forces launched a counter-attack at the village of Ma’ardes; however, it is still too early to tell if this is part of the large-scale counter-offensive.