A Syrian military source reported on Thursday that the army forces have launched heavy artillery and missile attacks on the Turkistani and Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist groups’ positions and moves in al-Kabanah in Jabal al-Akrad region in Northeastern Lattakia, killing a number of militants and destroying their military equipment.
He added that the Syrian army forces have paralyzed the terrorists’ moves in al-Kabanah and surrounded it.
Meantime, al-Masdar news website reported that the Russian air force has also launched repeated heavy attacks on terrorists’ positions in al-Kabanah.
Last Thursday, the Syrian army had also advanced in strategic areas in Northeastern Lattakia concurrent with its battle in Southern Idlib and Northern Hama, arriving at the entrance of Turkistani party terrorists’ bastion town of Kabana.
The Arabic-language service of Sputnik news agency quoted a field source as saying that the army forces, supported by the Russian fighter jets, could regain control of the heights overlooking Kabana which is the Turkistani party’s main stronghold at the border with Idlib.
He added that the Syrian army forces could recapture Jabal al-Zawiqat and the adjacent hills as the most important corridor leading to the strategic town of Kabana, noting that the terrorists’ defense lines have collapsed given the Syrian army’s concurrent advance in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.
Kabana’s freedom will pave the ground for the Syrian army to enter the Turkistani terrorists’ most important bases and towns in Jisr al-Shaqour, Badama and al-Sarmaniyeh in Western and Southwestern Idlib.