Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham & Turkistan Islamic Party Repel Another Syrian Army Attack In Northern Lattakia

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Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham & Turkistan Islamic Party Repel Another Syrian Army Attack In Northern Lattakia

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Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighters have repelled a new attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on their positions south of the town of Kabani in northern Lattakia, the terrorist group’s news network, Iba’a, reported on the afternoon of May 25.

Iba’a didn’t provide additional information on the supposed attack. However, sources close to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), which is also deployed in northern Lattakia, claimed that several Syrian service members were killed and injured in the advance attempt.

The 4th Division is leading the military operation in northern Lattakia, which is aimed at capturing Kabani. Terrorists are launching rockets from the strategic town at the Russian Hmeimim airbase on a regular basis.

Pro-government sources have not confirmed or denied HTS and the TIP claims, so far. However, warplanes of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out a series of airstrikes on terrorists’ positions near Kabani, which indicate that an attack was indeed ongoing.

In the last few weeks, the SAA captured several positions south of Kabani. However, it failed to impose its control of key hilltops, likely due to the region’s rough terrain.

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  • Rob

    SAA should not butcher their forces on HTS in Latakia. Just wait for Tiger forces.

    • dutchnational

      Maybe even better to advance around the mountain and town and cut it off, isolate it. Once they are out of ammo, the town will fall.

    • gustavo

      Waiting for what ? Syria-Hezbolah-Iran-RUssia ground troops were deployed more than 6 month ago there. It looks like there is a lack of coordination and support of Russia air forces.

  • Wolfgang Wolf

    arab armies = coward idiots

    • gustavo

      Few deaths and few wounded. It looks like that Syria soldiers as soon the see fire around them, the run away from the place.

  • Rob

    Iran like Afghani Taliban knows how to defend own nation. For their own nation if time comes then Iran will show to US that how they throattle US and defend their national interests. The US all ACC, navy, aircrafts and missile would become scrape with in short period of time.

    • gustavo

      Jews banks are just happy to lend money to USA and Iran to carry out the destruction of Iran.

  • iosongasingsing

    It is the tactic of the hit and run, always used in Syria, from Aleppo to Palmyra, and how if it works, they test the enemy and after his answer they destroy it. The problem is that behind the al Qaeda-Isis rats there are the USA and Israel that direct them, with satellites, sophisticated weapons and agents on the ground.

    • Abramo Putra

      In addition to the US and Israel with their agents there are Turkish military on the spot, for the Russians it is difficult to destroy Al Qaeda, White Helmets (al qaeda by day), FSA, with the Turks affixed between them.

    • gustavo

      The same tecnology Russia has, but of course Siria soldiers are not Russia soldiers, and that is the problem.

  • goingbrokes

    Probing attacks continue, HTS is slow-cooking inside Kabani. It will fall. Turkish advisers will run away like rabbits. Once SAA control Kabani it is downhill for the State of Islamists in Idlib, and they will be destroyed.