Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies have repelled a new attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on their positions in the northern Lattakia countryside.
Enab Baladi, a pro-opposition news outlet, said that Russian and Syrian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on the opposition-held part of northern Lattakia in the early hours of May 12 in order to facilitate a new push by the SAA. However, the army failed to advance.
“Assad’s forces have made several attempts to advance on the axis of Kabani in the Kurd mountain … since the morning,” Enab Balad’s reporter said.
The SAA launched its military operation in the northern Lattakia countryside four days ago. Since then, the army has captured several key positions between the highest point in the al-Zuiyqat mount and point 1154 near the Kurd mount.
A source in the SAA 4th Davison, which is leading the attack in northern Lattakia, confirmed to SouthFront that the army has failed to make any gains during the last 24 hours, citing the rough terrain of the mountainous region as the reason.
However, the source stressed that the operation in northern Lattakia is still ongoing and that Kabani will be “liberated soon.” Terrorist groups are using the town as a base for their rocket attacks on Russia’s Hmeimim airbase, which makes its capture crucial for the success of the operation.
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