HAMA, SYRIA (11:40 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) established full-control over the key village of Kawkab in the northern Hama countryside.
According to a military source in northern Hama, the Syrian Armed Forces managed to capture Kawkab after launching a swift counter-assault against Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda franchise) this morning.
Jund Al-Aqsa had involved several combatants during their brief offensive at Al-Kabariyeh today; however, they ultimately retreated after suffering heavy casualties.
The Syrian Arab Army units involved in the capture of Kawkab this morning are the following:
- Shaheen Group of the Tiger Forces
- 555th Regiment of the 4th Mechanized Division
- National Defense Forces (NDF) – Mhardeh Division
- Syrian Air Force Intelligence