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Jihadists beat back Syrian Army’s attempted advance in northeast Latakia
2019-05-24
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack to advance in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate on Thursday.

Led by their 4th Division troops, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the southwestern axis of Kabani in a bid to enter this strategic mountaintop town in the Jabal al-Akrad region of northeast Latakia.

However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
the Syrian Army’s attempted advance would once again be foiled by the jihadist groups, including Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
and the Turkestan Islamic Party.

The Syrian Arab Army reported seven casualties during the attack.

Since the start of May, the Syrian Arab Army has repeatedly stormed this area in a bid to seal off the Latakia Governorate from the jihadist rebels. Thus far, all of their attempts have been repelled by the jihadist rebels.

Posted by:Fred

#2  lord garth, Strategy Page addresses that here.
Posted by: trailing wife   2019-05-24 19:14  

#1  If the Syrians didn't have air cover I can understand the repeated failures (although why no air cover is a good question).

But if they had air cover and still failed to take this territory, it shows the Syrian army is pretty hollow.
Posted by: lord garth   2019-05-24 11:00  

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