BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – A large number of soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) were killed last night during a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels in northeast Latakia, a military report stated this morning.

According to the military report, over 25 soldiers from the Syrian Army and National Defense Forces were killed while protecting the hills located just south of the Latakia Governorate town of Kabbani.

The Syrian Army was able to foil the jihadist advance after a five hour long battle last night; however, the attack proved deadlier than it was originally reported.

Most of the soldiers were killed during the first two hours of the battle; they were caught off guard by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, who launched a big assault from Kabbani, which is their stronghold in northeast Latakia.

This night assault by the jihadist rebels is the first major attack that they have launched in northeast Latakia this year.

Despite suffering heavy casualties and no territorial gains, last night’s attack by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham proved they could still inflict heavy damage on the Syrian government’s positions in this mountainous region in Latakia’s northeastern countryside.

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Same tactics as Isis uses, secretly build up forces, attack vulnerable positions quickly and savagely, inflicting the maximum amount of carnage, then retreat just as quickly and disperse.
Well equipped rapid response force’s stationed in strategic locations would help to stop these Rebel tactics being so successful, that and better Air support as well.
Not long for Armageddon boys, you’re time is nearly up.

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Agree, except Armageddon is more in the south : it’s Har-Megiddo in fact 😉
And it already happened :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Megiddo_(1918)
Start of the Brit Mandate 😉

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Nearly, only Daraa city itself left to go and then on to the Israeli border, well close enough to it anyway, yippee. I’m just a little worried this part of the operation won’t go quite as smoothly or as quickly as the first phase though. Combatants and non combatants aren’t as separated here, which’ll make it much harder to avoid hitting the wrong targets, I hope the SAA are extremely careful. HTS were useless in the east but here close to the Golan heights they’ll be in a better position to create some mayhem, they’ll be trying their hardest to… Read more »

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If you don’t mind my saying so, wikipaedia? Seriously? Wacky P is an editable (dis)information site. There are far, far more credible sources than WP.

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25 martyrs

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They “were caught off guard by the rebels”. This sentence comes back constantly in the different articles. The Syrian soldiers and the FDN are certainly brave but they always make the same mistakes against their enemies. And yet everyone knew that the rebels were planning offensives in Latakia. The Syrian command is often incompetent.

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Isnt it about time the saa took things a lot more seriously? The islamists were dangerous when they were on the front foot,now they are beingdefeated and humiliated they will do more and more of this kind of thing, wake up syrian army,we need youto be strong and we need you to take back your country but we would like to se YOU killing scores of the islamist scum not the other way round!!

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RIP heroes. :'(

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Just to let you know those are the same Heroes that your Jews friends keep bombing in South-West Syria. Of course, your friends haven’t fired a single shot to ISIS right on their border. Isn’t that interesting?!?

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Good, another person who agrees that douchebagsux is a jevv troll.