Earlier this morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade (commando brigade) of the Republican Guard – in close coordination with Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), Fouj Al-Mughawayr Al-Bahar (Syrian Marines), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – have begun their assault on the rebel stronghold of Kinsibba after a successful day yesterday that saw the pro-government forces seize several sites around this strategic village.

Yesterday, the Syrian Armed Forces imposed full control over Ballah and Shallaf, which are the final two villages that border Kinsibba from its southern perimeter.

With these Ballah and Shallaf under their control, the Syrian Armed Forces are able to attack Kinsibba from two different flanks (west and south), giving them an advantage because they control the high ground over this strategic village in Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains).

So far, the Syrian Commandos have been able to penetrate Jabhat Al-Nusra’s (Syrian Al-Qaeda group)southern flank near the village of Shallaf; however, they have not entered Kinsibba just yet.

Military sources on the ground have confirmed that the Russian Air Force is present all over the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, striking the enemy combatants entrenched near the Turkish and Idlib borders.

If Kinsibba is captured in the coming days, the Syrian Armed Forces will be within striking distance of Jisr Al-Shughour in the Idlib Governorate’s northwestern countryside.

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