Obama’s Iranian/Shia Axis buddies suffered a defeat over the weekend in Syria. Last week the Free Syrian Army, Nusra Front and other rebels who united under the name Jaish al-Fath (the Army of Conquest) have captured the city of Idlib which is the provincial capital of the province with the same name. The rebels took it in a 5 day assault where they used firepower they previously did not have as it is apparent that the Saudis and other Sunni nations are now arming the rebels with every weapon available against Iran’s client state.
Here is a comparison of the before and after he Idlib offensive.
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The Syrian opposition will now use Idlib as the capital of their provisional government
BEIRUT: Syria’s opposition-in-exile vowed Sunday to launch efforts to turn the newly seized provincial capital of Idlib into its base of operations, in a bid to maintain the momentum generated by a five-day battle that resulted in a shockingly sudden regime withdrawal.
Supporters of the regime and the opposition spent much of the weekend digesting the news that government forces had abandoned the northwestern town, amid reports that the regime would soon launch a fierce counter-offensive.
“The Syrian provisional government will strive to make the free city of Idlib an example to the entire world about what Syrians want for the future of their country,” it said. “It will begin sending its [government bodies] to work inside the city, along with the local council for the province of Idlib, to begin coordinating with its partners and with the [militias] and influential forces to make the city a headquarters for administering liberated regions of Syria.”
Idlib fell after a battle that cost just over 70 rebel lives, according to the “Army of Conquest” coalition of militias that announced the campaign last week. A spokesman for the Army of Conquest told The Daily Star Sunday that the precise number of regime dead remained unclear, due to the presence of many bodies under the rubble of destroyed buildings, adding that 53 troops and paramilitaries – all Syrians – were taken prisoner by the rebels.
This is the 3rd major defeat for Assad, Hezbollah and Iran in the past month. There was a failed offensive in Aleppo that attempted to encircle the rebels, but ended in disaster. In Quinetra province, Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps attempted an offensive to reach the Israeli border. They were defeated by Nusra Front and the FSA’s Southern Front Army with alleged Israeli assistance in the forms of intelligence.
The turning of the tide in Syria is related to this Pan Sunni front against Iran and its clients. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations have had enough of Iran’s attempt to dominate the Mideast via its Shiite clients. With intervention in Yemen and the flood of weapons to the Syrian rebels, the Sunni-Shiite conflict has entered a new phase. Sadly, Obama is on the side of Iran who is viewed as threat by the Sunnis and Israelis alike.