Every major and elite component of the Syrian Army, including the 4th Mechanized Units, the Tiger Forces and Republican Guard will participate in the next most important battle of the Syrian war: The Battle for Idlib. They will be joined by regular army, allied militias, including the Palestinian-led Al-Quds Brigade. Leading up to this, just 90 km south of Idlib, in Hama, terrorist groups have attempted to create an opportunity which for them ideally, would draw in further units, and detract or delay the final operations to take Idlib.
Terrorists have attempted to attack the positions of Syrian government forces in Hama on two occasions with drones, said the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Alexei Tsigankov.
“In the city of Hama during the day, attempts by illegal armed formations to attack units of government troops with the use of UAVs have been detected twice,” he said.
Alexei Tsigankov reported that the Syrian military managed to shoot down three drones. In addition, he noted that in the past 24 hours, members of illegal armed formations in southwestern Syria attacked with light weapons a total of 483 times and spent 450kg of ammunition of various types and sizes.
At the same time, Tsigankov reported that the fighters continue to violate the truce in the demilitarized zone of Idlib.
They also attacked the positions of Syrian government troops near the town of Tadef, in Aleppo province, in the line of separation with opposition groups of the Free Syrian Army, the Russian Center said.
However, the drone strikes will prove to me useless when the Syrian Army begins its offensive against jihadist forces operating in Idlib and adjacent regions in Latakia, Aleppo and Hama.
The battle for Idlib will be massive, and we should expect tremendous geopolitical and diplomatic brinkmanship from the side of the Atlanticists. Except for a few areas of eastern Syria held by ISIS, Idlib province is the main jihadist center of the war torn country. Jihadists overran the province in 2015 after they mobilized in Turkey and launched an offensive with Turkish military artillery backing, forcing the Syrian Army to retreat out of the province.
However, with the liberation of East Ghouta, Aleppo and Daraa, jihadists groups operating in these areas were transferred to Idlib, making it a terrorist haven. With Idlib’s eventual liberation, only two questions remain: the Kurdish question, which is backed by the US, needs to be resolved and second, the US hosting both SDF and ISIS bases, which amounts to an occupation in international law.