BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Tiger Forces launched a large-scale assault on the key town of Kafr Naboudeh this morning.
Backed by heavy artillery, the Tiger Forces were able to penetrate the militant lines at the southern part of the town, paving the way for their troops to enter.
Shortly after entering the town, the Syrian Arab Army was engaged in a fierce battle with the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) front troops at the southern axis of the town.
Following the fierce clashes, the Syrian Arab Army was able to overrun the militant defenses and impose full control over Kafr Naboudeh for the first time since the first years of the war.
The capture of Kafr Naboudeh is a major victory for the Syrian Arab Army, as this town is located near the Al-Ghaab Plain and the southwestern axis of the Idlib Governorate.
For the Turkish-backed rebels, the loss of Kafr Naboudeh now leaves them in serious trouble near the historical town of Qal’at Al-Madiq, which is also near the Idlib Governorate’s southern axis.
On Monday, the Syrian Arab Army kicked off their long-awaited offensive in northwestern Hama. This offensive would get off to a great start for the Syrian military, as they managed to capture two towns and the key hilltop of Tal Uthman.