Map: North of Homs | Syria | October 17

Map: North of Homs | Syria | October 17, 2015

The Northern countryside of Homs province is the strong Rebel-held in the province since the beginning of the war in 2011. Rebels retreated to Northern Homs after losing their controlled areas in Homs city, Qusayr area, the Western & Eastern countrysides. It is clear that the area is very important and strategic, as Russia started their campaign in Syria by bombing Northern Homs areas.

Map: The Military Situation in North of Hama | Syria | October 7, 2015

Map: The Military Situation in North of Hama | Syria | October 7, 2015 | archicivlians via IUCA

Regime forces launched new offensive on the Rebel-held areas in Hama’s northern countrysides, under Russian air-cover. Regime forces were able to take control of Atshan village and Sukayk hill in the first day of the offensive, as the offensive still ongoing. Rebel commanders (Free Syrian Army – FSA) claimed to destroy 17 tanks and 3 military vehicles, as well as killing more than 30 soldiers including 3 Russians. Rebels were able to repel attacks on Tall Sayyad, Lahaya, Latmin, Lataminah and Kafr Nabudah villages.

Map: North of Quneitra | Syria | October 7

Map: The Military Situation in North of Quneitra | Syria | October 7, 2015 | archicivilians via IUCA

Rebels launched new offensive in the new battle which was named as “Wa Bashir al-Sabireen” in north of Quneitra province. Rebels were able to take important areas like the strategic hill of Tall Ahmar, Ayn al-Nuriyah village, al-Amal Farms and other military positions.

Regime forces in Hadar village are now in threat, since they will be besieged and cut off if Rebels will be able to advance 5 KM northerly to reach Beit Jinn area in Western Ghouta.

Map: The Military Situation in Fuah & Kafarya in North Idlib | Syria | September 20

Map: The Military Situation in Fuah & Kafarya in North Idlib | Syria | September 20

Fuah and Kafarya villages are the last two Regime-held spots in Idlib province. Rebels failed in several offensives since years to take these two villages since they are considered as pro-Regime villages, as well as the only Shiite populated area in Idlib province, in addition to huge number of Regime and Hezbollah fighters who are supported from the local pro-Regime civilians of Fuah & Kafarya.

In the last two offensives, Rebels were able to take the small village of Sawaghiyah in the addition to the western hill of the village “Tall Khirbah”. Clashes going in Deir al-Zaghb area and Rebels were able to take the Regime’s southern defensive points of Fuah village, including the trenches.

It seems Rebels trying to take Fuah village only, in order to let Regime fighters retreat toward Kafarya and give them the chance to surrender or ask for agreements as what happened between Ahrar al-Sham and the Iranian IRGC in July/August; Stop Regime/Hezbollah offensive on Zabadani town near Damascus to stop the Rebel offensive on Fuah & Kafarya in North Idlib).