Map update: Battle of Northern Hama – 22nd of August 2019

Map of northern Hama governorate. The Syrian Army pushed south of Khan Shaykhun by capturing the town of Sayad and the Khazanat base from rebel forces. These actions tighten the siege on rebels in northern Hama, making it harder for them to make a break-out escape.
The government has opened a humanitarian corridor for civilians trapped in the pocket to escape to government-held territory at Suran to the southeast of the area.
If and when the rebel pocket in northern Hama collapses or is evacuated, the Syrian government will shorten its frontline with rebel forces, allowing them to concentrate more troops along a smaller area and stop the repeated rebel attacks on pro-government towns.
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