For weeks, the Syrian Opposition has blatantly hidden any news from the Homs front in order to convey a sense optimism amongst their conglomeration of heterogenous terrorists. Ostensibly, they are using their limited success in Der’ah to create a facade that they are winning, despite scores of terrorists being euthanized by the Syrian Arab Army. It has become clear that the Syrian Opposition is teetering on the brink of cognitive disillusion; especially, after the cat fight that ensued between rival factions of the FSA (Ahmad Jarba was punched three times). Now, Al-Zara – the one area that provided the terrorists a false glimmer of hope – has dissolved quicker than John Kerry’s credibility.
This is my map created on March 7th, when the SAA begantheir ferocious assault on Jund al-Sham’s positions in western and southern Al-Zara.
Not even 24 hours after the creation of my map, the Syrian Arab Army – backed by the NDF and SSNP – stormed Hannaya and began their rapid liberation of this area. Air supremacy proved vital, due to the geographical volatility of the hills encompassing this village. In pure SAA fashion, this battle was sudden and well-planned. The SAA is now overlooking the historical Krak de Chevaliers, located in the predominately Sunni populated village of Al-Hosn (not to be confused with Ammar al-Hosn, located next to it and also in Wadi al-Nasara), where a rare species of parasitic bacteria from Jund al-Sham inhabit this castle.