BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – A Sputnik News field correspondent claimed on Monday that more than 40 jihadist rebels were killed during a short attack on the town of Al-Qasabiyeh on Sunday.
According to the report, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to fully repel the jihadist attack on Al-Qasabiyeh after destroying a number of enemy vehicles at the northern part of the town.
A source from the Syrian military near the battlefront denied that the jihadist attack was an offensive, adding that the militants suffered more than ten casualties during the assault.
He added that the Syrian military itself suffered minimal casualties during the attack.
Pro-militant sites claimed that more than 20 Syrian Arab Army soldiers were killed during the attack.