BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham conducted a successful operation behind the Syrian Army’s lines in the northern countryside of Latakia earlier this week.
According to the official media wing of HTS, their special forces snuck 12 kilometers behind the Syrian Army’s lines in the Jabal Turkmen region and then ambushed their posts near the town of Sarraf.
The ambush was meticulously carried out and resulted in the death of nine Syrian Arab Army soldiers.
Turkish state-owned Anadolu News Agency said the operation resulted in 15 soldiers killed; however, the SAA denied this.
“The opposition has carried out an operation against Syrian regime forces in and around the town of Sarraf in the Turkmen Mountain region,” Abu Obeida, a spokesman for the Jabal al-Islam Mountain Brigades (an armed opposition faction), told Anadolu Agency.
Below is the video footage of the jihadist operation that was released this evening: