BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to thwart a new jihadist infiltration attempt in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate over the last 24 hours.
Led by their Jabhat Al-Wataniyah faction, the jihadist group Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched an attack from the Idlib buffer zone in a bid to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the town of Karnaz.
The Syrian Arab Army was able to beat back the attackers after a short battle with the jihadist rebels on Thursday.
According to a military report from the Hama province, the Syrian Army managed to kill and wound most of the attackers, ultimately forcing them to abandon their mission.
Recently, the jihadist rebels have increased their number of ground assaults in a bid to inflict heavy casualties within the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army.
Since the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive is mostly blocked by the presence of the Turkish military near the Idlib buffer zone, the jihadist rebels have taken advantage of this situation to launch hit-and-run attacks.