Hama: operations stall out after rebel infighting, government counterattack

After achieving significant gains in a previous offensive, opposition forces failed to maintain their inertia in the northern Hama countryside(1). Offensive operations came to a halt after infighting started between Jund al-Aqsa and several other Islamist groups(2). Although the internal conflict has been brought to a halt by negotiations(3), the Hama campaign has not resumed,…

Syrian Army advancing in Aleppo City

ALEPPO, SYRIA  – The Syrian Arab Army and fighters of the palestinian paramilitary  Liwa Al-Quds captured the Handarat Industrial District and the Handarat Refugee Camp on 29. September after a heavy clashes with rebel forces. The Government Forces also managed to capture the Al-Kindi hospital which will help them greatly to maintain control over the newly…

Hama: Jund al-Aqsa spearheads major offensive after defeat in Aleppo

On August 29th, 2016, the usually quiet northern Hama frontline exploded – both literally and figuratively. Frustrated by recent military failures in the Aleppo theatre, a coalition of opposition factions spearheaded by the controversial Jund al-Aqsa launched a major assault on Syrian government checkpoints south of al-Lataminah. Jund al-Aqsa is notorious for its extremely radical…