Overall, the SAA continues to solve the problem of the elimination of the encircled enclaves of “green”. With the improvement of the situation in Hama, Assad is now quite comfortable. The rebellion is constrained by internal problems associated with the American elections, Russia is increasing its military presence, and the recent failure seriously demoralized militants.The more territories Assad liberates before the moment when the US will start to become more active in Syria, the easier it is for Syria, Iran and Russia to deal with this activity.
In the West, the province of Damascus, the rebels surrendered to the Syrian authorities the guns of large and medium caliber in the framework of an agreement earlier this week, according to which all members of armed groups will be removed from the cities of Quds and al-Hama (not to be confused with the Hama – the administrative center of the same province). Surrender of small arms by insurgents provided tomorrow, Thursday, then on Friday they will all be removed to the North-West of the country in Idlib province.
To the North of the city, the FSA, supported by the Turks again repulsed DAESH at Akhtarin and launched an attack on the ledge to the North and West, taking three of the village, pushing the troops of the Caliphate to Dabico and Safrano. During the day, the Turkish artillery and aircraft were treated the position “black” in order to facilitate the task of the infantry of the FSA, which by the evening was able to achieve some tactical successes and to renew the threat of a breakthrough to the Mare, which will lead to the formation of a boiler, which can be 1,800 to 2,300 militants of the Caliphate.
SAA looked at the whole thing and counterattacked to the North-East of Hama, pushing the militants of the “Jund al-Aqsa” out of a large piece of territory from which the militants fought the army in recent days.
Along the way, the Russian Air force bombed the warehouses and the camps of militants around Idlib, where the still ongoing collision between the “Jund al-Aqsa” and “Ahrar al-sham”. To the rescue of “Ahrar al-sham” of Latakia and from the front near Aleppo fighters of the various factions sent help.