Idlib jihadists blame local population and their loyalty to Assad for the rapid advancement made by the Syrian Army


January 5, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

IDLIB, Syria – Terrorists in the southern countryside of the jihadist-held province of Idlib in Syria’s northwest have blamed the local population for the rapid advancement of the Syrian Army.

Since last week, when the Syrian Army launched an operation to liberate the jihadist-held province, the pro-government forces led primarily by the elite Tiger Forces and 4th Mechanized Units have been smashing terrorist positions and has liberated a swathe of territory and towns.

Local jihadists blame the local population of Khwein and Abu Dali regions for this rapid advancements as they still remain mostly pro-government. They say that the tribal composition of the Badiya is loyalist after generations of being propagandized with “Ba’ath doctrine”

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“If Sinjar district doesn’t fall today, it will fall tomorrow because its people have no-one – no-one but Allah and Assad,” a local jihadists said. 

“I am the son of the countryside and the son of the tribes and unfortunately it will take them years to be liberated from the slavery of Hafez al-Assad,” he continued.

Hafez al-Assad is the father of current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and president of Syria before his son.

However, a Free Syrian Army leader has also blamed the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front for the impressive gains made by the Syrian Army. Full details can be read here.

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