Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its Turkish-backed allies suffered from catastrophic losses in their recent failed attack in the northern Hama countryside.
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released on June 19 several photos showing some of HTS’ losses, including 3 destroyed vehicles and the dead bodies of 10 militants. According to pro-government sources, the terrorist group also lost two battle tanks and an armored vehicle.
While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that 37 militants were killed in the attack, a military source told Muraselon, a pro-government outlet, that the army killed at least 65 fighters of HTS and its allies.
HTS attempted to hide its loses by claiming that the attack was limited, as usual. However, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) acknowledged that it had lost “dozens of fighters” in an official statement.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) could take advantage of the militants’ low morale and launch a ground attack to recapture the towns of Jibeen and Tell Meleh, which were lost earlier this month.