BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite 4th Armored Division has reportedly positioned themselves to launch their long-awaited offensive in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate.
Led by the 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army has moved their newly manufactured Golan missiles in position to attack the jihadist rebels in the Jabal Al-Akrad and Jabal Turkmen regions.
Furthermore, thousands of soldiers from the 4th Armored Division and Republican Guard have moved to the front-lines in northern Latakia, as they prepare to storm several areas controlled by the jihadist rebels.
Among the areas that will be targeted in the upcoming offensive is the strategic town of Kabbani, which is situation along the eastern slope of Jabal Al-Akrad.
Kabbani has become the main stronghold for Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies in the northern countryside of Latakia.
The Syrian Arab Army has attempted to capture Kabbani on several occasions in the past; however, their attacks have often fallen short of their main objective.
According to a military source in Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army is expected to kickoff this offensive in the next five days, as they look to expel the remaining jihadists from this coastal province.