BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:11 P.M.) – An infiltration assault by militant fighters deep behind government-lines near a key town in northern Latakia province has been stopped dead in its tracks by the Syrian Arab Army with reports that the rebel raiding party was completely wiped out.
On Saturday, Syrian militants from a yet unidentified faction (mostly likely Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham) carried out a raid deep behind government lines in the mountainous northern countryside of Latakia province.
Whilst the exact objective of the militant infiltration attack remains unclear, rebel fighters had reached as far as Tal Haddada near the strategic town of Kinsabba by the time the Syrian Army identified the raiding party and sprung it.
Reports are saying that the entire militant force was annihilated by the Syrian Army during the ensuing engagement.
As mentioned earlier, it is unknown which rebel faction carried out the attack, however, such an assault is highly characteristic of the Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly called Jabhat al-Nusra).