On May 22, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its Turkish-backed “moderate” allies captured most of the town of Kafr Nabudah from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). On May 23, clashes between the sides continued in the vicinity of Kafr Nabudah and near al-Hayrat.
Pro-government sources say that the SAA is currently regrouping and preparing to launch a counter-attack to take Kafr Nabudah back.
According to statements by the Russian military at least 700 militants, 7 battle tanks, 4 infantry fighting vehicles, 30 vehicles equipped with machine guns and 2 explosive-filled vehicles driven by suicide bombers were employed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies for their advance.
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