Hama, Syria (9:35 P.M.) – Jund Al-Aqsa (Al-Qaeda franchise), backed by Faylaq Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), launched another attack in the northern Hama countryside on Sunday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled town of Kawkab near Qamhana.

The jihadist rebels began the assault by capturing the checkpoints outside of Kawkab, leaving them within striking distance of the town’s western flank.

Following the capture of these checkpoints, the jihadist rebels stormed Kawkab’s western flank, resulting in a series of fierce clashes with the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division and Iranian paramilitary fighters.

However, Jund Al-Aqsa and their allies were unable to penetrate the government defenses after several attempts to enter Kawkab; this forced them to withdraw from the town’s western outskirts.

The Russian Air Force is now targeting Jund Al-Aqsa’s positions near Kawkab, as the Syrian Arab Army attempts to recover their lost points.

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