BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels are having a rough day in the northeastern countryside of Hama, as their forces have lost several areas to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the last 24 hours.
Led by their elite 39th and 40th brigades of the 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by storming the town of Qasr ‘Ali near recently captured Arfah.
Within a short period of time, the Syrian Army was able to take control of Qasr ‘Ali after overrunning the defenses of the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham terrorist group.
Following the capture of Qasr ‘Ali, the Syrian Army turned their attention to the small town of Sarha Al-Shmaliyah, which is located north of Sarha Al-Jnoubiyah.
Once again, the Syrian Army was able to overpower the jihadist rebels at Sarha Al-Shmaliyah, forcing the latter to retreat towards the town of Hasrat to the east.
As a result of today’s advance, the Syrian Army has now captured five towns in the last 24 hours from the jihadist rebels.