March 27, 2017

Turkey-backed rebels join anti-regime offensive in Syria’s Hama

By Nicholas Heras

Source: ARA News

Journalist(s) Wladimir Van Wilgenburg

More than 500 pro-Turkey rebel fighters from the Euphrates Shield operation joined operations against the Syrian army in Hama city, local sources reported on Friday.

Syrian rebel groups, including Islamist factions, launched an offensive against regime headquarters in Hama last Tuesday.

After days of heavy fighting against pro-regime troops, the rebels reportedly captured several villages in the vicinity of Hama city.

Read the full article at ARA News.

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...