Turkey declares war on Damascus

Smokes billows after a strike by pro-Syrian government forces in Shefounieh, near Douma, a rebel-held town east of the capital Damascus, on July 13, 2016. More than 280,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government protests that were met with a fierce crackdown. / AFP / Abd Doumany (Photo credit should read ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — A new group consisting of several rebel factions calling themselves “Fatah Dimashq” formed this week in northwestern Syria.

The group, which includes both terrorist rebel groups and Turkish-backed groups, announced its formation on Thursday (May 9th) after losing several areas to the Syrian army in northwestern Syria.

According to reports, the group includes more than 20 rebel groups, including Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Hurras al-Deen group, the Free Syrian Army (ASL) and Harakat Ahrar al-Sham.

It should be noted that the Hurras al-Deen group is made up of numerous foreign terrorists who previously participated in numerous battles against the Syrian army.

This is also the first time that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and National Liberation Front groups have joined forces to fight the Syrian army.

According to El-Nashra, Syrian sources have reported continuing military operations in the northern suburbs of Hama against terrorists.

According to the report, the operation of the Syrian army continues simultaneously with the air strikes of its air force against the positions of terrorist groups in Kafr Zita, al-Lataminah, Hassaria, al-Zakah and al-Arbaeen in the northern suburbs of Hama.

The positions of the terrorists who were attacked were located at Khan Sheikhun, Hbit, Kafr Nabl, Ma’arrat al-Numan, al-Naghir, Keforma and Kafarsajna in the southern suburbs of Idlib.


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