BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels launched a counter-offensive along the Idlib-Hama axis, today, after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) kicked off their operation along the demilitarized zone.
Led by the National Liberation Front, the Turkish-backed rebels launched several missiles towards the government’s positions, hitting several areas around the Hama Governorate.
However, their counter-offensive would be short lived, thanks in large part to the Syrian Arab Army’s artillery units and air force.
Following the failed counter-offensive by the militants, the Syrian Arab Army retook the initiative to capture the key hilltop of Tal Uthman near the town of Kafr Naboudeh.
According to a military source in nearby Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army’s capture of Tal Uthman has cutoff the militant supply route from Kafr Naboudeh to Qal’at Al-Madiq; these aforementioned towns are two rebel strongholds in the Hama Governorate.
The Syrian Arab Army is now attempting to reach Kafr Naboudeh and secure the area south of the town.