Syrian Army’s elite forces to fight Nusra in Idlib

The battled-hardened Tiger Forces have been assigned a new mission in northwest Syria after accomplishing remarkable achievements against the Islamic State in Homs, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.

A military source exclusively told Muraselon that the elite troops – led by Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan – will be re-deployed to the jihadi stronghold of Idlib to fight the Syrian al-Qaeda offshoot.

The new mission will be supported by Russian Aerospace Forces, which have been conducting non-stop airstrikes against jihadi positions for the past week.

“All the jihadi-controlled areas in Hama, Idlib and Aleppo will be legit targets for the mission. This will be done with great and unlimited support by the Russian Air Force,” the source added.

The airstrikes conducted by the Russian warplanes will most likely increase as the final preparations for the ground invasion are concluded.

Since the beginning of 2017, the Tiger Forces have uprooted the Islamic State from Aleppo eastern countryside and the southeastern countryside of Raqqa. More importantly, the elite troops were capable of lifting years-long siege on Deir Ezzor earlier this month.