The Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard – backed by the Desert Hawks Brigade, National Defense Forces (NDF), and Syrian Marines – launched a new assault to capture the strategic town of Kabani on Friday morning.
At dawn, the Syrian Armed Forces stormed the enemy defenses along the last two hilltops overlooking Kabani, resulting in a fierce battle with the extremist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jaysh Al-Turkmen, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The primary targets for the Syrian Armed Forces are points 1125 and 1154; these hilltops overlook Kabani from its southwestern flank.
So far, the Syrian Armed Forces have not made any significant progress due to the enemy’s stiff defenses at points 1125 and 1154.
However, the Syrian Armed Forces are expected to intensify their assault in the coming hours as the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) and Russian Air Force are now participating in this important battle.
Kabani is strategically significant because of its proximity to the Idlib Governorate and its location on top Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains.