TEHRAN (defapress)- The Syrian Army pushed terrorists back from several regions on Saturday after opening new fronts in Northeastern Lattakia as it kicked off new military operations in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.
News ID: 78353
Publish Date: 11August 2019 - 21:18
A Syrian Army source said government troops have opened a new route towards Kabani strategic hilltops in Northeastern Lattakia as they continued clashes with terrorists in Northern and Northwestern Hama as well as Southern and Eastern Idlib.
The source noted that the Syrian Army troops, backed up by artillery and missile units and also the country’s air force, engaged in fierce clashes with Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in Tal al-Zaviqat near Kabani Hilltops, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.
The English-language al-Masdar news website, meantime, reported that the Syrian Army troops managed to impose full control over three out of five military spots, including Hilltop 121 near Kabani in Northeastern Lattakia.
In a relevant development in mid-June, ringleader of Tahrir al-Sham Abu Mohammed al-Jolani has reportedly arrived in the strategic town of Kabani in Northeastern Lattakia to take command of the terrorist group in the battle against the Syrian Army over the group's main stronghold in the region.
The Syrian Army backed by the heavy artillery and missile units attacked Tahrir al-Sham's main military base and engaged in very fierce clashes with the terrorists in Jabal Zawikat region where Kabani is located in Northeastern Lattakia after it made advances in several axes.
Meantime, battlefield sources pointed to the collapse of defense lines of Tahrir al-Sham and Turkistani Party South of Kabani, and said the Syrian Army has made advances there.
Meantime, several battlefield sources confirmed that al-Jolani has arrived in Northern Lattakia to take charge of commanding terrorists in battle against the Syrian Army and prevent the army's further advances.
The Syrian Army plans to seize vast areas from the towns of Jabal al-Akrad in Northern Lattakia and Sahl al-Ghab region in Northern Hama as well as Jisr al-Shoghour and also Lattakia-Aleppo Highway up to Ariha in the suburbs of Idlib after taking control of Kabani.