In the northeastern part of Latakia, the Syrian government forces have stormed Kabbani and the nearby areas, including the hilltops of Jabal Hassan Al-Ra’i, Tal Haddadeh and Jabal Tufahiyah that had been controlled by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Jabhat Al Nusra) and its allies.
As result of this move, by Sepember 13, the Syrian army and its allies have captured Jabal Hassan Al-Ra’i and Jabal Al-Tufahiyah. However, they have not been able to push terrorists from Kabani. Further attempts to do this are expected in the nearest future.
The advance on Kabbani is a part of the wide-scale offensive of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Desert Hawks Brigade, the Syrian Marines and and Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) that was launched last Friday.