Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army has begun military drills and training exercises in the Eastern countryside of Idlib province.
The military drills were overseen by the prominent commander of the Tiger Forces, Major General Suheil Al-Hassan, who made his first appearance in Idlib province this month, massdar news reported.
The Tiger Forces launched the drill in a wide-open area close to the front-lines; it is very likely near the Abu Dhohour Military Airport.
With the rebels refusing to leave the buffer zone, the Syrian Arab Army has begun mobilizing their troops in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib for a potential military operation against the terrorists.
While the 4th Division has been redeployed to Southern Syria to help with the ISIL offensive, the Tiger Forces and LiwaaAl-Quds have remained near the Idlib front in case the jihadist rebels refuse to leave the buffer zone.
As of now, no military operation is planned in Northwest Syria; however, this could change in the next week if Turkey does not convince the jihadist rebels to withdraw from the buffer zone.
Fars news agency