Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed on December 8 that its terrorists had repelled a new attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Lattakia.
According to the al-Qaeda-affiliated group, army units attempted to advance in the vicinity of the town of Kabani in the morning. However, Syrian soldiers were pushed back following several hours of heavy clashes.
A source in HTS told the terrorist group’s news network Iba’a that 14 Syrian soldiers were killed or injured in the clashes. Furthermore, a battle tank of the SAA was allegedly destroyed.
The rough terrain of northern Lattakia plays in favor of HTS and its allies. The terrorists created a complex network of tunnels and fortifications in the region during the last two years, taking advantage of the successive ceasefires.