BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division has departed the northeastern countryside of Latakia after a 45-day-long battle at the key town of Kabani.

According to a military source in Damascus, the 4th Armored Division, including most of their elite 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces), have been redeployed to the Kafr Naboudeh front in northwestern Hama.

The 4th Armored Division will reportedly take part in the Syrian Arab Army’s new push to secure Kafr Naboudeh’s eastern flank, which is currently exposed because the jihadist rebels control the imperative hilltop of Tal Sakher.

When asked if the battle for Kabani is over, the source said the high command has shifted their attention to northwestern Hama, where the Syrian Army is attempting to retake several sites in order to reopen the main road between Sqaylabiyeh and Mhardeh.

The majority of the Syrian military’s casualties during the battle of Kabani were from the National Defense Forces (NDF) and reconciled rebels.

During the attacks on Kabani, these units often tried to break through the well-fortified defenses of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP). All of the Syrian military’s attacks on the mountaintop town of Kabani were ultimately repelled by the jihadist rebels.

For now, it appears that the battle for Kabani is over, which is a decisive victory for the jihadist rebels. If the jihadists lost Kabani, the Syrian Army would have a downhill battle to the key city of Jisr Al-Shughour in western Idlib.

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Rudston
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Rudston

I keep seeing here advance notice of SAA operations and details of troop movements and deployments. This is information that ought to be controlled, not broadcast to the world. If the information is being leaked from sources in the SAA then it’s just one more example of the sloppiness, indiscipline and lack of professionalism of the SAA. I think only the Tiger Force ranks as an effective and professional unit, and the Russians are largely responsible for that. Most of the SAA consists of low-grade, ill-trained and unmotivated conscripts, poorly equipped and badly led, whose default reaction to intense fighting… Read more »

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

So you tout yourself as an expert and have first hand experience of Syrian military personnel? I do believe cutting the supply lines are what the Russians and Syrian airforce have been doing. You under estimate the vast and endless amount of supplies these goons receive.

Anon
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Anon

The SAA is afflicted by nepotism and incompetence within its ranks. Soldiers complain on social media about generals that will pave the way through the enemy with the blood of soldiers in order to obtain much sought after commendations and increased rank. Not all units are this way but enough are that it’s hugely problematic. The destruction of material is another item altogether, the tactics and numbers employed by the opposition leave little option besides the wholesale destruction of some area. Not all cities have been rubbilized, however, towns that become major battleground areas—Nawa, Morek, Al Maliha and now Kafr… Read more »

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charly

y a de vgrego rodear colinas seguir avanzando (como Patton ),,, ocupar terreno…cercar al adversario bloqueo total de pertrechos,bombardeo aereo napalm y altos explosivos, A LA ANTIGUA como fortalezas medivales que caian con el tiempo ,no perder tropa en escaladas a bayoneta contra nidos fortificados y algo que me pregunto porque no desembarco aerotransportado en retaguardias enmigas ???

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Wassim Lahoud

Jisr el Shoughour battle is postponed following discussions of syrian foreign minister in china. I believe, since most rebels in the area are chinese, china does at the moment favor an attack in the area.Thus, rendering cobani costly battle unnecessary. The 4th division has no longer a reason to stay there; they were moved to where they are more needed.

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DannyWoo

ANNUNAKI,
JEWS MUST BE LASER TILL VANISH FOR HITLER LEGACY EVEN GOD WERE KIND AND MERCIFUL

Just watch, not who can or not cos judgement day have meaning and human were not the judge 
(Seek DANNY WOO VK in QWANT for book of life and the truth about everything)

Danny
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Danny

so after reciving hundreds of casualties in kabani Assadis gone away . Those who died for Kabani were Hero or idiots?

abec
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abec

And what does that make the thousands of US soldiers who died for Israel in Iraq? now Iraq is Iranian influenced. Also better than those who died in Afghanistan for nothing only to see Taliban take over most of the country. At least Syrian gov. can say theyre winning the war to their own ppl.