HTS Says It Terrorists Repelled New Attack In Northern Lattakia, Killed Several Soldiers

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Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed on December 8 that its terrorists had repelled a new attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Lattakia.

According to the al-Qaeda-affiliated group, army units attempted to advance in the vicinity of the town of Kabani in the morning. However, Syrian soldiers were pushed back following several hours of heavy clashes.

A source in HTS told the terrorist group’s news network Iba’a that 14 Syrian soldiers were killed or injured in the clashes. Furthermore, a battle tank of the SAA was allegedly destroyed.

HTS Says It Terrorists Repelled New Attack In Northern Lattakia, Killed Several Soldiers

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Last month, the SAA launched a similar attack in northern Lattakia. Despite initial advance, army units were forced to retreat as a result of the fierce resistance of HTS and its allies.

The rough terrain of northern Lattakia plays in favor of HTS and its allies. The terrorists created a complex network of tunnels and fortifications in the region during the last two years, taking advantage of the successive ceasefires.

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