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Large Number of Syrian Gov’t Forces Pour into Northern Hama for Idlib Offensive

22 December 2017 20:08


A large number of reinforcements from the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces have arrived in Northern Hama after spending several weeks in Deir Ezzur province, military sources reported on Friday.

The sources said that a large number of the Tiger Forces’ Taha Group officially arrived in the town of Qomhana in Northern Hama.

The Taha Group is a seasoned unit from the Tiger Forces that has fought in several battles against the ISIL and Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Hama, Homs, and Deir Ezzur provinces.

In addition to the reinforcements from the Tiger Forces, a large number of military personnel from the National Defense Forces (NDF) have moved towards the front-lines in Northern Hama, as they prepare to launch a major attack on the militant positions in Idlib province.

Military sources disclosed on Wednesday that the army troops were preparing for breaking the siege imposed by terrorists on the Shiite towns of Fua’a and Kafraya in the Northeastern countryside of Idlib city within the framework of their operation to free the Abu al-Dhohour airbase.

The sources pointed to the army’s ongoing operations to reach Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern Idlib and added that the army’s control over the base would pave the way for the easier advances and ultimately lift of the siege imposed by militants on Fua’a and Kafraya.

The army’s plan for Fua’a and Kafraya comes after the terrorist groups’ violation of their commitment to the agreement for the exit of residents of Fua’a and Kafraya and indifferences of international relief and rescue bodies to the besieged towns’ population.

The Syrian army is currently advancing towards Abu al-Dhohour from two fronts in Northern and Northeastern Hama and a front in Southern Aleppo.

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