BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) suffered heavy casualties in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, today, after they attempted to capture the key mountaintop town of Kabani near the Idlib border.

Led by the 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army began the assault by firing a large number of missiles towards the jihadist positions in Kabani.

Following the missile strikes, the Syrian Arab Army made their first major push to capture Kabani from the jihadist rebels of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.

However, per a military source in Latakia, the Syrian Army suffered heavy losses during the attack, which forced them to fall back to the southern slope of the Zuwayqat Mountain.

The source said the total number of casualties is still unknown at the moment, but put the estimate between 20-25 killed or wounded.

Kabani is located on the highest mountain in the Latakia Governorate; this has made it incredibly difficult for the Syrian Army and their allies to capture.

Due to its proximity to the Idlib Governorate and strategic city of Jisr Al-Shughour, Kabani is considered a top priority for the Syrian military in the Latakia Governorate.

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Gregory Casey

That is a disaster and may God have mercy on the souls of those brave Syrian Army casualties. I think it’s back to basics in order to take this mountain-top town and gain control of the surrounding countryside: that is for the Russian & Syrian Air Forces to bomb the place to smithereens. This may cause numerous casualties but, if SAA is to gain control and expel the terrorists of HTS & Turkestan Islamic Party sending them back to China & Central Asia there is no alternative.

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Casualties don’t mean dead, it means either dead or wounded… Typical figure is a 3rd of fatalities and two 3rd wounded.
It’s no more well seen, thanks to idiots at the UN, but the good old method to take a mountain is still the best and smells very nice in the morning : Napalm.

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Rhodium 10

Troops need bullet proof jackets, armour helmets, snipers, ATGM operators, Drones…SAA have bad and uselees commanders which usually send troops without tactic rigor and strategic!

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liar.terrorist lover

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Rhodium 10 : you forget a major factor : budget! There is a SINGLE type of helmet able to withstand riffle bullets, it’s the newest US one, sorry, ALL others can’t even take a .30 from a WW2 USM1 carbine. They’re all rated NIJ Level 3A : this stops all pistol bullets up to .44 Magnum (but a riffle bullet may ricochet on the side and these stop shrapnel). The newest US helmet can take point blank 7.62×39 M1943 from an AK-47 or a 750m/s .308NATO or 7.62x54ru, so likely, you have to be less than 100, maybe 150m w.… Read more »

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Nestor Arapa

Trabajo para fuerza aérea.