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Syria, Russia and SAA hunt for HTS leadership in Idlib

Russia and SAA hunt for HTS leadership in Idlib. The army maintains pressure on the militiamen, keeping them busy, while the Moscow fighters hit specific targets

Russia and Syrian Army (SAA) hunt for the Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) the leadership in Idlib. In the past few hours there has been a second raid by Federation fighters on the Safhoun area in Zawiya, which took place less than 48 hours after the previous one. There are no details as to what the target was, but it is believed that he may be one or more senior commanders of the Qaedist group. The SAA and Moscow recently changed their strategy against local militiamen. The former keeps the enemy under pressure, while the latter targets strategic assets and key figures with targeted strikes. The result was a sharp decrease in air strikes to the advantage of their accuracy and effectiveness. Not surprisingly, HTS’s attempts to attack the SAA at regional borders have collapsed and the faction is focusing mainly on reorganizing and managing the increasingly discontented population.

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