BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a powerful attack on Sunday to expel the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from the southwestern region of the Idlib Governorate.
Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels began their assault by storming the northern axis of Qasabiyah. This town is located at the southwestern slope of Idlib’s Jabal Al-Zawiya region.
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their jihadist allies repeatedly stormed the Syrian Army’s positions at Qasabiyah in a bid to break through the government’s main line of defense.
Despite a brief infiltration into Qasabiyah, the jihadist rebels were unable to score any significant advance at this front.
According to a military source in nearby Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF) managed to kill several jihadist rebels during the battle at Qasabiyah on Sunday afternoon.
The source added that the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces are shifting their focus to the Tal Malah front, where they are expected to launch another assault to retake this key hilltop from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza.