Latakia, Syria (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Marines, backed by the Desert Hawks Brigade and Hezbollah, launched an imperative offensive on Friday to capture the key Latakia town of Kabbani near the Idlib border.

The offensive was launched from two different axes, with the Syrian Marines and Desert Hawks striking Jaysh Al-Fateh’s (Army of Conquest) defenses at the Zuwayqat Mountains, while their allies from Hezbollah attacked from the small hilltops overlooking Kabbani from the west.

Following a fierce battle at the Zuwayqat Mountains on Friday afternoon, the Syrian Armed Forces imposed full control over this site, killing several jihadist rebels in the process of their advance.

With the Zuwayqat Mountains under their control, the Syrian Armed Forces are now in position to strike Kabbani from the southern perimeter; however, they have yet to attack the town today.

Aiding from above, the Russian Air Force has been flying sorties all day over the northeastern countryside of the Latakia, propelling the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies  near Kabbani.

If the jihadist rebels lose Kabbani to the Syrian Armed Forces, they will be in serious trouble at the key Idlib village of Sirmaniyah, which is located just southern of Jaysh Al-Fatehms stronghold of Jisr Al-Shughour.

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Huub Eigenhuijsen
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BRAVO FRIENDS of HEZBOLLAH !

TROPASOCIALISTA
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If the jihadist lose Kabbani tothe Syrian Armed Forces,they will be in serious trouble at the key Idlib village of Sirmaniyah

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They just f*****g said that!

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Zuwayqat Mountains https://t.co/GLv17oHpQe

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Cristina Cantamessa
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Cristina Cantamessa
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Not really a surprise. The islamists need only to defend Kabbani and a few villages around Kinsabba. So they can hold the frontline easily with a few 100 fighters..

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Sure it is primary and important point for Jisr, but westward, along the turkish border, it does not apply. This town just need to be controlled either physically, by fire and wiped out, or by storming it every day, in order to bypass jihadists defenses

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I don’t really get why SAA doesn’t use dedicated CAS (close air support) aircrafts like COINs or Gunships… By using armament really thought for for such use like laser guided rockets in pods and GPS guided mortar shells then having 30mm or more high rate of fire auto-cannons onboard with ballistic computer. Even a modified cropduster can strike more than a hundred targets per flight

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100 fighters immune to airstrikes?