Month: October 2015

InfoGraphic – Five Rebel factions joined Ahrar al-Sham Movement in October 2015 | Syria

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InfoGraphic – Five Rebel factions joined Ahrar al-Sham Movement in October 2015 | Syria

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Ahrar al-Sham Movement is considered as the one of the largest Rebel faction and most powerful in Syria, if not the top one. As it has strong presence in all the Syrian territories under the Syrian Opposition control, in addition to their sleeper cells inside Regime-held and ISIS-held areas. Ahrar al-Sham still expanding by time, as five Rebel factions joined them in October 2015:

  • Tawhid al-Asimah Brigades & Battalions (active in Damascus and Rif Dimashq provinces)
  • Abu Amarah Battalions (active in Aleppo province)
  • Wa ‘Atasimu Brigade (active in Aleppo province)
  • Martyr Colonel Ahmad al-Omar Brigade (active in Daraa and Quneitra provinces)
  • Binaa Umma Movement (active in Daraa province and Quneitra provinces)

** For more information about Ahrar al-Sham – Article in April 2015: Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, the small battalions who became the most powerful Rebellion group in Syria

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Map: The Military Situation in North of Homs | Syria | October 17, 2015

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Map: The Military Situation in North of Homs | Syria | October 17, 2015

North Homs

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.

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Map: The Military Situation in North of Hama | Syria | October 8, 2015

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Map: The Military Situation in North of Hama | Syria | October 8, 2015 | archicivlians via IUCA

Latmin

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.


Update Map: The Military Situation in North of Hama | Syria | October 9, 2015 | archicivlians via IUCA

Latmin I

The battles still ongoing for the third day. Regime forces lost all the areas they gained (actually Atshan and Tall Sukayk), as Rebels launched new offensive on Ma’an and trying to enter the village; 3 Regime tanks destroyed by the Free Syrian Army so far.

Violent battles also going in the outskirts of Mughayr after the failed attempt by Regime forces to reach the grain silos. No changes regarding the situation around Tall Othman and Hamamiyat, as Rebels still positioned in the outskirts of these areas.

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

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Quneitra

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.

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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.