Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has repelled a new attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on its positions near the strategic town of Kabani in the northern Lattakia countryside.
The terrorist group’s news network, Iba’a, claimed that HTS fighters killed 4 Syrian soldiers and injured 7 others during the clashes in Kabani’s outskirt.
HTS fighters captured the bodies of two Syrian soldiers, who were killed during the failed attack, and decapitated them. Supporters of the terrorist group released photos of the brutal act on social media. However, SouthFront chose to avoid sharing this kind of footage.
After the failure of the attack, the SAA shelled HTS’ positions inside and around Kabani with heavy artillery and rockets. Syrian warplanes also targeted the town with few airstrikes.
Last week, HTS repelled a similar attack by the SAA. Back then, a source in the 4th Division, that’s leading the attack in northern Lattakia, told SouthFront that the army will continue its operation to capture Kabani. The town is reportedly being used as a base for rocket attacks on Russia’s Hmeimim airbase.