Thursday, October 8
New Syrian Army ground offensive wrests back territory from Nusra Front
From Syrian armed forces launch large-scale offensive against ISIS - Syrian General Staff, Oct 8, RT:
[L]ocal media reported that government forces were deployed in several Syrian provinces with the biggest operation taking place in Hama, 200 kilometers north of the capital, Damascus. Lebanese TV channel Al-Manar said the Syrian army group in Hama advanced some 50 kilometers on Wednesday, taking several towns and strategically important mountain strongholds from militants of the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, and other terrorist groups operating in the area.
Syrian government forces also went on the offensive in the Idlib province.