BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is quickly approaching the southwestern slope of the Al-Zawiya Mountain, which is located in the militant heartland of southern Idlib.
Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and elements of the 5th Corps, the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces are currently attempting to capture the town of Huwayz in a bid to establish a foothold at the southwestern slope of the Al-Zawiya Mountain.
As shown in the map above, the Syrian Army’s attack is coming from the northwestern countryside of Hama, which was retaken during their heavy assault on the militant defenses.
This assault is also important because the Turkish military’s observation post is located at the edge of the Al-Zawiya Mountain.
It is very likely that the Turkish military has either withdrawn already or is preparing to leave this observation post, as the Syrian Arab Army is about to reach their positions.
Prevously, some publications alleged that the Syrian military was looking to retake the Latakia-Idlib Highway; however, this is incorrect.
The Syrian military is attempting to isolate the militants inside of the Idlib Governorate by retaking the last border areas under the control in Latakia, Hama, and Aleppo.