BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a big assault last night on the besieged Shiite towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya in the Idlib Governorate.
Led by the Uzbek fighters, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham stormed eastern Kafraya from their positions at the Barouma Farms.
This jihadist attack resulted in a fierce battle with pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) that would last for several hours last night.
According to the National Defense Forces, their troops and Hezbollah managed to fend off the jihadist rebels and force them to retreat back to the Barouma Farms after they failed to infiltrate into Kafraya.
The National Defense Forces added that the jihadist rebels suffered heavy losses during the overnight battle.
This latest attack by the jihadist rebels in Idlib is another violation of the Astana peace agreement, which was established by the Turkish and Russian delegations.
In response to these attacks, the Russian and Syrian air forces have been heavily bombarding the jihadist-held towns in the Idlib governorate.
With these latest escalations, the Russian military may force Turkish to step in and force the jihadist rebels to retreat from this part of the Idlib Governorate.