Operation Dawn in Idlib: SAA is trying to cut off militants from Turkish posts


Due to constant provocations and violation of the ceasefire by militants of the radical organization Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jebhat al-Nusra - banned in the Russian Federation), units of the Syrian government (Arab) army (SAA) and its allies had to renew hostilities.


The jihadist group in question stood out from the banned Jabhat al-Nusra in Russia after the latter was included in the international list of terrorist organizations. Then she subjugated several detachments of pro-Turkish militants to herself and “changed the sign”.

The main reason for the transfer of Syrian government troops to offensive operations was the shelling of residential areas of Aleppo, which were carried out by militants from the territory of Idlib. The army is rapidly advancing towards the city of Maaret-en-Numan in the southeast of the province, where militants retreat. This locality is very important from a strategic point of view. Significant forces of the Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham militants are located there.

Offensive operation CAA received the name "Dawn in Idlib." Its main goal is to push the radicals from the outskirts of the city of Aleppo, followed by taking control of the entire road leading from Aleppo to Hama through the territory of Idlib province.

The offensive is supported by the Syrian Air Force. Help Syrian military aviation also have the Russian aerospace forces. They bomb the positions of the radicals in Idlib and in the southwest of Aleppo.

And not far from the border of Idlib with the province of Hama, militants fired at the Syrian military from improvised multiple launch rocket launchers. Their positions were in the area of ​​the village of Kafr Zeta. In addition, positions of government troops near the village of Al-Barasa were subjected to rocket-artillery shelling.

On the night of January 25-26, the CAA forces liberated the villages of Maar-Shamsha and Tell-Manis, after which they advanced towards the abandoned Wadi-Deif military base in order to approach the city of Maaret-en-Nuuman, which is under the control of jihadists. Now they are less than one kilometer from the city, not far from the Kuranaish district. On this site, the offensive is carried out by fighters of the 25th special forces division of the Syrian army. Previously, this unit was known as the Tiger Forces. Offensive action is supported by Syrian aviation.

At the same time, the Syrian Air Force attacked the militants' fortifications in the vicinity of the villages of Ad-Dan, Benin, Sarjah, Shinan, Maar-Dubs, Ruweih and Khan as-Subul.

The radicals report large losses from government forces, but the Syrian Ministry of Defense does not confirm these data. But it is reliably known about the heavy losses of the Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham militants as a result of shelling of their positions by the Syrian military.


According to recent reports, the Syrian military aircraft attacked the positions of militants in the vicinity of the settlements of Kafrum and Sarjah. At the same time, terrorists habitually cling to neighborhoods with civilians, and then accuse the SAA of "firing at the civilian population."

During Operation Dawn in Idlib, armored vehicles are actively used, which tries to cut off the militants from the strategically important road on which they often receive supplies. A separate aspect: the offensive is conducted so as not to “affect” the Turkish observation posts, which the militants also try to use as a screen for their actions. At the same time, the special forces of the 25th brigade is doing everything to cut off the most combat-ready formations of "Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham" from Turkish posts. So it will be possible to inflict a final defeat on the militants.

Before the start of the military operation, the Syrian Foreign Ministry addressed the UN Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. It spoke of the difficult humanitarian situation in Idlib and Aleppo caused by the actions of the militants. The appeal also said that the SAA will continue the fighting until a complete victory over the radicals.
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  1. Victor_B 27 January 2020 15: 18 New
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    The most effective environment operations.
    And the experience of such operations with the SAA (and of our generals-ichtamnets) is large.
    Only in WWII did such operations end with the complete destruction of the encirclement, and in Syria, for some reason, with green buses.
    Now the contents of these buses have to be watered repeatedly with their blood.
    1. Uran53 27 January 2020 15: 33 New
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      Crushing spiders in one corner is always easier than chasing several separately. In addition, the lives of military and civilians were saved. In Idlib, the population was mostly loyal to the militants. This means that in the future the fifth column will be smaller.
      1. Victor_B 27 January 2020 15: 41 New
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        Quote: Uran53
        Crushing spiders in one corner is always easier than chasing several separately.

        Each of these groups was already “in the corner” and their situation was hopeless.
        In addition, the lives of the military were saved.

        To sacrifice them now?
        In Idlib, the population was mostly loyal to the militants.

        Yes, and now it applies.
        This means that in the future the fifth column will be smaller.

        Is there a contradiction here?

        Although in general it is impossible not to admit that the "green buses" played a serious role.
        But, I believe that in some specific cases and ambiguous.
        1. Uran53 27 January 2020 15: 48 New
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          The forces of the SAA were very dispersed, and after so many years of war they were not at all numerous and unprofessional. And now they are conducting operations in very small sectors of the front, because little strength. Or are you offering a non-personnel kit to fill in with our troops?
          1. Victor_B 27 January 2020 15: 52 New
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            Quote: Uran53
            The forces of the SAA were very dispersed, and after so many years of war they were not at all numerous and unprofessional. And now they are conducting operations in very small sectors of the front, because little strength. Or are you offering a non-personnel kit to fill in with our troops?

            That is why I do not command the Syrian forces.
            But the history of wars has proved that the forces of the encirclement are melting at a faster pace than the forces blocking them.
            Smart people on the spot made extraordinary, by historical standards, decisions.
            Maybe the future of wars is just for such methods of conducting both civil and other wars.
            1. Uran53 27 January 2020 22: 21 New
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              It depends on what troops. The army of Frederick the First, consisting of mercenaries melted very quickly if delayed payment of salaries. As for Syria, the militants were in settlements, and its assault is a big loss. SAA, taking fighters to Idlib, saved the lives of soldiers and civilians. Where the militants turned out to be non-negotiable, they were cleaned. In general, the war in Syria is nontrivial, when the forces of both the advancing and the defending are approximately equal (CAA and VKS aviation are compensated by the perfectly fortified and disguised positions of the villains), and the SAA still needs to deal with the Kurds and Amers. Therefore, the methods are unusual for the "classic" warrior.
            2. Leeds 28 January 2020 08: 29 New
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              Quote: Victor_B
              Quote: Uran53
              The forces of the SAA were very dispersed, and after so many years of war they were not at all numerous and unprofessional. And now they are conducting operations in very small sectors of the front, because little strength. Or are you offering a non-personnel kit to fill in with our troops?

              That is why I do not command the Syrian forces.
              But the history of wars has proved that the forces of the encirclement are melting at a faster pace than the forces blocking them.
              Smart people on the spot made extraordinary, by historical standards, decisions.
              Maybe the future of wars is just for such methods of conducting both civil and other wars.

              "Cut")))
              The forces of the Yarmouk region did not melt for several years, and would continue to not melt a few more. And such Yarmukov was unmeasured.

              To take Aleppo, it was necessary to include our MTRs at such power that it was fraught with great risk.

              By the way, today there is an offensive just in the place where our special forces arranged a bloody bath for the advancing spirits (Rashitdin district in the west of Aleppo).

              I'm not sure that Aleppo is not a distracting blow. In general, CAA switched tactics:
              We are advancing. Fecal mass begins to boil, tweets from Donald. Threats. Gusts of compassion in the civilian population. Weakening interest. Cooling down compassion. Forgot about Syria. New offensive. Once we see Idlib in the ring))
    2. maidan.izrailovich 27 January 2020 15: 39 New
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      Only in WWII did such operations end complete destruction of the encirclement, etc.

      Dear, you obviously went too far in your combat impulse. fellow
      We are not fascists. Those who surrendered were taken prisoner. And it gave up a lot. And then where would these thousands of crowds of ragged Nazis come from, which then went around Moscow.
      1. Victor_B 27 January 2020 15: 47 New
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        Quote: maidan.izrailovich
        Dear, you obviously went too far in your combat impulse.

        I suppose not at all!
        The destruction of the contents of the "cauldrons" does not at all mean the complete physical destruction of the fighters.
        You can take all prisoners without exception, but if then
        crowds of ragged fascists
        were again transferred over the front line, then the blood would have spilled again.
        Although if the Germans would give us those millions of prisoners, it is not known what would be better.
        1. Dmitry Donskoy 27 January 2020 16: 40 New
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          Well now, when the “tigers” were reorganized and trained by the most intelligent instructors, I think they will end up with hostile force without interruptions in the database. I wish them to stop only at the border of their country and without losses. soldier
          1. Paranoid50 27 January 2020 17: 04 New
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            Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
            I think they will end up with enemy power without interruptions in the database.

            If only the instructors had taken their coffee. yes
    3. Nyrobsky 27 January 2020 21: 37 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      The most effective environment operations.
      And the experience of such operations with CAA (well, our ichthamnet generals) big.
      Our, as you put it, "generals to ichtamnetu" are in Syria quite officially and from September 30, 2015 they are there in status "their place".
      Quote: Victor_B
      Only in WWII did such operations end with the complete destruction of the encirclement, and in Syria, for some reason, with green buses.

      Not for some reason, but because of the common sense of those who plan operations. Aleppo is a city with a population of over a million, and a military operation to clean it would cost several thousand lives of soldiers, not to mention thousands of civilians + large-scale destruction of urban infrastructure. If we take into comparison the temporal indicators of stripping in battle and reaching an agreement on the peaceful surrender of the city, the military decision would have taken much longer. It should be borne in mind that the bearded were released only with riflemen, without artillery and armored vehicles, which naturally reduced the combat capabilities of the homeless.
      Quote: Victor_B
      Now the contents of these buses have to be watered repeatedly with their blood.
      Yes, his own, but in conditions much more favorable than at that time, since the bearded already also do not have the reserve forces that were at that time, and the "habitat" of these animals is significantly limited. So Viktor Petrovich, not everything is so simple.
  2. Livonetc 27 January 2020 15: 21 New
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    When it is necessary to approach the end of the general cleaning.
  3. Mountain shooter 27 January 2020 15: 28 New
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    "Cut off from Turkish posts" ... What a mysterious phrase! Need to read - "cut off the supply lines" ... laughing
    1. FORCE 38GB 27 January 2020 15: 57 New
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      In! :) this is called "torn from the tit!" not from Turkish observation posts laughing laughing laughing plus you +
  4. ficus2003 27 January 2020 16: 21 New
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    Look at the map where Aleppo and where the CAA comes, the question is - are there no more pretexts?
    1. Vasyan1971 27 January 2020 18: 34 New
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      Quote: ficus2003
      the question is - there are no more prepositions left?

      What's the problem? In their own country, in their own land ... Wherever they want, there they advance!
      1. ficus2003 27 January 2020 21: 16 New
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        The article says that the attack is due to the constant bombing of Aleppo, they say it must be stopped, and the attack is conducted in the farthest place from Aleppo.
        1. Vasyan1971 27 January 2020 21: 56 New
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          Clear.
          An article about one thing, an offensive about another ... "The writer pees, the reader reads" © Delovo ... The main thing is that the attack is on, and the accompanying hype is nothing. Do you pretend to have absolute knowledge of all the realities of the combat situation and all the "undercurrents" of all the interested parties there, or just found a "burr" and hurry to poke a finger at it?
          Just curious... hi
          1. ficus2003 27 January 2020 23: 56 New
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            I just don’t understand why to come up with a clumsy pretext for cleansing my (Syrian) territory from terrorists and foreign interventionists. Are the Russian authorities so afraid of telling the (obvious) truth to the eye while the United States, being the main terrorist, is always brazenly lying about everything and is not afraid of anything. I think this is a relic of the collapse of the USSR.
            1. Vasyan1971 28 January 2020 07: 23 New
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              Key phrase here:
              Quote: ficus2003
              I think

              Do not look for a black cat in a dark room, especially since it is not there. hi
  5. Paul Siebert 27 January 2020 17: 08 New
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    There was such an expression in 1939-1940. "strange war."
    The French and English pretended to be at war with the Reich.
    And the Germans did not try very hard. Finished their business in Poland, sorted out with Norway.
    However, the "strange war" once ended. The beast attacked France. She fell.
    It is time for us and the Syrians to end the strange war in Idlib to please Turkey.
    The beast may attack.
    It's time to release his guts in his own den.
  6. lvov_aleksey 29 January 2020 01: 29 New
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    how I hate the confrontation of 2 large states
    1. Kuzmitsky 1 February 2020 19: 55 New
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      As they say in Ukraine, the pans are fighting, and at the lackeys forelocks are cracking.