Photo of a Tiger Force tank complete with Saraab 1. Photo courtesy of The National
You now all know about the successful campaign to rid Khaan Shaykhoon of the miserable cockroaches that infested the town since 2012. The Syrian Army’s crack Tiger Forces are now destined to do the same in Ma’arrat Al-Nu’maan, the town which gave birth to one of the Arab World’s greatest poets, Abu-Al-‘Alaa` Al-Ma’arri. The bust of Abu-Al-‘Alaa` which greets tourists visiting the town was famously “beheaded” by one of Alqaeda’s brilliant philosophers when terrorists entered it and wrested control of its neighborhoods from Syrian Army defenders. Well, it’s coming back to a theater near you in the next few days.
Yesterday and today, Syrian Air Force bombers shellacked the following villages and towns: Al-Tahh, Talminniss, Ma’ar Shooreen, Jarjanaaz and Al-Dayr Al-Sharqi. The targets contained fortifications and transport vehicles which would be used to delay the advance of the Syrian Army.
A delegation of Russian and European journalists visit the liberated town of Khaan Shaykhoon (Photo: SANA)