The boiler in Deir Hafir and a break in the Hama front | Colonel Cassad

In General, the SAA systematically used all the benefits of reconfiguring the political and military situation in Northern Syria and has significantly grown territories between Aleppo and the Euphrates, maintaining excellent prospects for further promotion in the province of raqqa.

However, the success in this case go hand in hand with failures. In Hama, despite the reinforcements being moved from Damascus, things still are not the best way.

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The crisis in Northern Hama | Colonel Cassad

The evening of March 22 the case of the SAA in Northern Hama worsened. The militants took Suran and has moved to the South, about the same place where they successfully attacked in September 2016, when their advance was halted by the reserves of the SAA, as well as internal strife. At this point, the attack is carried out by radical groups under the leadership of “al-Nusra”, which took part of his forces from the region of Idlib, to conduct offensive operations separately from the opponents of the “Ahrar al-sham” and the Syrian Free Army.

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Syria. 22.03.2017 | Colonel Cassad

The Syrian army continues to develop the successful attack East of Aleppo. One group comes along the banks of the Euphrates to the administrative borders of the province of Raqqa, along the way, pushing the militants in the South.

In turn, the formation of SDF/YPG continues to advance toward the Euphrates to the East of Raqqa. The city itself is actively not touched – the main effort concentrated on the capture of key towns, roads and bridges on the Euphrates, that is guaranteed to cut through the logistics of militants between Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor.

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Briefly on Syria 15.10.2016 | Colonel Cassad

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.

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Surrender of Al-Hama | Colonel Cassad

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.

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Briefly on Syria | Colonel Cassad

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.

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The offensive in Hama | Colonel Cassad

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.

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