"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Thursday, May 04, 2017

Brief jihadist offensive in northern Hama ends with big losses, no gains- Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:05 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a surprise offensive in the Wadi Al-Adib area of northern Hama on Thursday morning, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Mhardeh reported this afternoon.
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their jihadist allies attempted to reclaim the territory they lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) a few weeks back in northern Hama; however, this assault would not only net no gains for the militants, but they would also lose many fighters in the attempt.
According to a military source in northern Hama, the jihadist rebels abandoned their offensive shortly after launching the attack on Wadi Al-Adib; this was due to the fact they suffered heavy casualties in the first minutes of the assault.