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The rival militias of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib try to react to the fact that HTS is gaining more and more weight in the Syrian province. Tough attack on SAA north of Hama to regain support from the population
Northern Qaedist militias try to react to the growing weight of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib, attacking the army of Damascus (SAA). In the past few hours, Ḥurras ad-Din (Guardians of Religion) launched a violent surprise offensive against the SAA in the northern area of Hama, which culminated in the conquest of the village of Tanjara. The goal of the operation was not so much to gain control of multiple territories. This is because the jihadists are well aware that the enemy will soon react harshly and will likely take it back. But more than anything, trying to regain the support of the local population, who is increasingly oriented towards HTS. Today, it is not enough to take side against Russia-Turkey joint patrols on the M4. They need to act directly on the local inhabitants, as the former al-Nusra Front already began to do.
Meanwhile, pro-Iran militias in Deir Ezzor continue to be attacked by Isis and Israel. Last strike by unknowns in the past few hours. They try to hold themselves by repositioning elsewhere, will it be enough?
Meanwhile, attacks on Iranian militias in the Abu Kamal area continue south of Syria. On the one hand, there is Isis, which recently launched a new offensive against the SAA and allies in Abu Kamal; on the other hand there is Israel, which periodically strikes the positions of the para-military groups, as presumably also happened in this case. The target, apparently a base or a depot of weapons and ammunition, was in fact struck with an air raid by unknowns. The escalation is worrying both Damascus and Tehran, which have begun to demobilize the infrastructures known in the province to reposition themselves elsewhere in the same quadrant. It remains to be seen, however, whether the measure will suffice to reduce the hostile pressing.