BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in northwestern Hama, today, after taking a week-long hiatus following the capture of Kafr Naboudeh.
Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the town of Al-Qasabiyah in a bid to secure the northern axis of Kafr Naboudeh.
The Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces managed to break through the jihadist lines at Al-Qasabiyah, forcing the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham forces to withdraw further north.
Following the capture of Al-Qasabiyah, the Syrian Arab Army and their air force began heavily attacking the nearby town of Al-Hobeit.
According to a military source in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army has yet to storm Al-Hobeit and its corresponding hilltop; however, they are peppering the area with heavy artillery and missiles.
The Syrian Arab Army will need to capture Al-Hobeit and Tal Sakher in order to fully secure Kafr Naboudeh’s eastern flank.
Meanwhile, in northeastern Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army resumed their attacks on Kabani after launching a two-day-long aerial attack on the town.
Thus far, the Syrian Arab Army has not reported any advances at this front; however, the main assault has yet to be carried out by the 4th Armored Division and Republican Guard.