TEHRAN (defapress)- The Syrian Army is reportedly preparing for final orders to launch military operations in Idlib as more and more military convoys are arriving in the battlefields in Northern Syria.
News ID: 74825
Publish Date: 07January 2019 - 14:58
Battlefield sources said that the Syrian Army has dispatched a military convoy comprising tens of Syrian soldiers together with over 10 military and armored vehicles as well as heavy weaponry to Sahl al-Ghab in Northwestern Hama from Hama military airport.
The sources, meantime, said that another Syrian Army military convoy has been dispatched to a military point in Western Aleppo to confront the terrorist groups.
Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Youm news website reported that according to information, the Syrian army, with the support of the Syrian-Russian air forces, is preparing for a major rapid operation in the outskirts of Idlib.
The sources noted that the Syrian Army's preparations for launching military operations near Idlib is taking place at a time when Al-Nusra Front terrorists are still present in the demilitarized zone and the negotiations between Russia and Turkey on Idlib has reached a deadlock.
It further pointed to the preparedness of 45,000 Syrian troops in the outskirts of Idlib, and said that the Syrian army's military operations might start from Northwestern Hama (Sahl al-Ghab and Western Idlib), which comes under continuous attacks by Tahrir al-Sham and Jeish al-Izzah, and followed by another operation in Southwestern Aleppo.
In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian army dispatched large military convoys and hardware to Northern Hama and Southern Idlib for upcoming battles with the terrorists as clashes between the government troops and the militants in the demilitarized zone have increased, media reports said.
The Arabic-language service of Russian Sputnik news agency quoted military sources as saying that the Syrian army's military convoys comprising armored vehicles, artillery and personnel-carriers have been sent to Northern Syria from the country's South.
It noted that the dispatch of Syrian troops and military equipment to the Northern and Southern fronts of Idlib indicates imminent military operations in the region against Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists who are in control of major areas in these regions.
Meantime, the Syrian army's artillery and missile units pounded and destroyed the terrorists' military positions and movements before they could target the army's military positions in Northern Hama from Wadi al-Dourat, al-Latamanieh, Hasraya and Lahaya regions.
In Southeastern Idlib, the Syrian army also incurred heavy losses on the terrorists by destroying their military positions in al-Zarzour and al-Farajeh villages in response to their attacks from the demilitarized zone.