BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has resumed their strikes on the strategic town of Kabani in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate this evening.

Using artillery and surface-to-surface missiles, the Syrian Army’s 4th Armored Division has repeatedly pounded the defenses of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party around the town of Kabani.

According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to storm the town once again in a bid a to upend these jihadist groups from Kabani and the Jabal Al-Akrad region.

Both Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party have maintained a large presence in the Jabal Al-Turkmen and Jabal Al-Akrad regions of Latakia for several years now.

In order for the Syrian Army to successfully take hold of all of the Al-Ghaab Plain region, they will need to capture the last mountains under militant control along the Idlib-Latakia axis.

Once these mountains are captured, the Syrian Army can make their first major push towards the jihadist stronghold of Jisr Al-Shughour.

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I suspect that the terrorists in Deir Ezzor are protected by the US because they help keep the Syrian people from exploiting the rich Omar oil deposit. The US wants to prevent the Syrians from having access to their own oil. They hope this will help expel Assad and also want high oil prices due to less oil sales.

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Nestor Arapa

Tiene credibilidad tu opinión, tienen en Al-tanf una base en donde siguen entrenando terroristas y también utiliza a los Kurdos en Al-Hasaka.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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You should take a look at the al-Tanf base on sat-pictures : you’d have a hard time calling it a “base” : in military jargon, it’s an outpost.
IDK who you hope to train in such a place. In fact, when the MaT manpower was at near 300, I even ask myself where they did all slept!

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+++ “I suspect that the terrorists in Deir Ezzor are protected by the US because they help keep the Syrian people from exploiting the rich Omar oil deposit” => The article is about Latakia, not Deir Ezzor! +++ “The US wants to prevent the Syrians from having access to their own oil” => Not really, it’s just a way to apply pressure to push Assad into being neutral in the Mid-East cold-war, which may seriously heathen sooner than many may think. +++ “They hope this will help expel Assad” => Had they REALLY wanted Assad out, he’d be gone since… Read more »

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I feel that the battle for Kabani is simply a ruse to keep HTS and TIP forces bogged down in Latakia so they cant help out in Idlib. As of right now, if the SAA fails in taking Kabani, it will still meet its strategic objectives in Idlib and Western Aleppo. And if the SAA succeeds in taking Kabani, the threat to Jisr and Al Ghaab becomes so great that HTS and TIP will have to stay there to protect them. In either circumstance, the SAA accomplishes its objectives.