Regime advanced with Russian support

The regime forces dominated with Russian support Kafar Naboda town in the northern countryside of Hama, and advanced towards the southern countryside of Idlib at a time when the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that they would eradicate the terrorist hotbed from the roots.  

The Arab newspapers issued on Thursday touched upon the field situations in Syria. 

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: The regime advances with Russian coverage from Hama towards Idlib

Al-Sharq al-Awsat said, "On Wednesday, the regime forces took control with Russian support on Kafar Naboda town, the most prominent stronghold in the northern countryside of Hama, and advanced towards the southern countryside of Idlib."

Various sources stated that the regime forces broke into Kafar Naboda after aerial and artillery shelling all Tuesday night on the gunmen's sites and points, which was accompanied by the streets war, noting that the regime was progressing towards al-Habit town south of Idlib.

Al-Quds al-Arabi: An emergency meeting of the Security Council on Friday, regime announced entering an opposition's stronghold

In the same context, al-Quds al-Arabi said, "The Syrian regime forces and their allies continued on Wednesday the attempts of progression in the De-escalation zone north of Syria." Sources told al-Quds al-Arabi that the regime forces and the groups loyal to Iran with Russian aerial support managed to control the strategic Kafar Naboda town in Hama northern countryside after dominating Othman Hill and al-Janabera village on Tuesday, while the International Security Council declared holding an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the status quo in the De-escalation zone. 

Al-Hayat: Lavrov promises to stamp out "the terrorist hideout" in Idlib

In turn, al-Hayat newspaper said, "The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed Moscow's determination to continue dealing the terrorists blows, who are bombarding the Russian Hmeimin Base, in the De-escalation zone in Idlib governorate. Lavrov told his Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif on Wednesday that the terrorist gang of Jabhet al-Nusra, whcih is active in Syria currently under the name of Hayet Tahrir al-Sham and took Idlib province as a stronghold, had not longer controlled the situation there completely, but bombarded Russian sites, the Syrian army and the residential towns, and from there, the organization's gunmen also bombarded Hmeimin Base recently."   

Lavrov added, "Of course, they were responded and will receive the response in the future," referring to the necessity to eradicate this terrorist lair from the roots. He also said that Russia and Turkey signed a memorandum in this regard, and that the military of the two countries are working on implementing its items currently.

Lavrov mentioned that there were some who expressed their concern towards the operations of the Syrian army and its allies in Idlib, but indicated that the Russian-Turkish charter did not include any word about the necessity of protecting the terrorists.


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