BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – A number of jihadists were killed by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Friday as they attempted to capture the key town of Kernaz in northwestern Hama.
According to a field report from the Hama Governorate, the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants attempted to replicate their success on Thursday by storming a key army point.
However, the jihadist offensive would end in disaster as several Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters were killed during the first hours of their offensive at Kernaz.
In a short video released by the Syrian military, many jihadist corpses can be seen at the battle lines following Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s withdrawal from the area on Friday afternoon.
Prior to this attack, the jihadist rebels launched a surprise offensive Thursday to seize several points from the Syrian Arab Army.
The attack was partially successful, as they eventually lost most of the areas they captured from the Syrian military on Friday morning.