It had to happen sooner or later, the Turk plan to sever Idlib has flopped miserably. Abu Muhammad Al-Jawlaani’s plan to create a new all-Sunni Salafist Idlib nation is now at the very bottom of the abyss. American planners had better reckon with their own feckless plans to redefine the Middle East. Syria has won. Russia has won. Iran has battered all comers in a fight of the century. Technology, tactics and resilience marked this glorious day when the terrorists and their propagandists had to eat crow once and for all. I hope the dish was small and tasty.
As of this morning, Damascus time, the Syrian Army, its allies and supporters, have established full hegemony over all Hama Province for the first time since 2013. Khaan Shaykhoon, is now completely liberated. Don’t believe any of the propagandists who tell you there are “pockets of stiff resistance” in the south of the town. Don’t believe them. My source in Latakia whose wife has sent me his messages says he is there and is watching as engineers defuse explosive devices left behind by the cowering enemy in Khaan Shaykhoon itself.
Here are the towns that were liberated in both Hama and Idlib as of this morning:
I just received a report that an entire garrison of Turks has been surrounded near Al-Mawrek. With the new T-90s and their home-built Sarab 1 and 2, the Turks will find it somewhat challenging to break the siege that’s tightening around them. It is a glorious day for the SAA.