BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – A large number of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers were killed on Sunday, making yesterday the deadliest 24 hours of 2019.
According to a military source in Damascus, over 30 Syrian Arab Army soldiers were killed across northwestern Syria on Sunday.
The source said the majority of the Syrian Arab Army casualties were reported from the northern countryside of Hama.
Of the 30+ killed in northwestern Syria, at least 20 soldiers were killed during a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels in northern Hama.
The remaining Syrian Arab Army casualties were reported from the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate.
In addition to the Syrian Army’s high death toll, the jihadist rebels also suffered a tremendous amount of casualties across northwestern Syria.
Similar to the Syrian Arab Army, the jihadist rebels suffered most of their casualties at the northern Hama front.
Since these clashes, the Hama and Latakia fronts have remained relatively calm, with the occasional artillery shell being launched by both sides.