BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this morning.
Led by their Jaysh Al-‘Izza faction, the Free Syrian Army attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses around the town of Al-Janabrah in northern Hama.
However, the Jaysh Al-‘Izza fighters were spotted moving towards the Syrian Army lines prior to the attack.
Scouts from the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) in Mhardeh notified the Syrian Arab Army and later prevented the militants from infiltrating their lines around Al-Janabrah.
According to a military source in Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army managed to kill and wound a number of rebel fighters during the fierce exchange.
Following the failed militant attack, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a powerful assault along the Idlib-Hama axis, inflicting heavy damage on the rebel defenses.
The Syrian Army is still attacking the Idlib-Hama axis in a bid to weaken the militant resolve in this part of the country.