Syrian Army foils rebel infiltration attempt from Idlib buffer zone


The Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Izza attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions from the Idlib buffer zone this evening.

According to a military report, Jaysh Al-Izza attempted to sneak past the Syrian Arab Army’s front-lines south of the towns of Lahaya and Markabah near the Idlib provincial border.

However, the Islamist rebels were spotted by Syrian Army scouts before they could reach their intended area in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

The Syrian Arab Army quickly opened fire on the rebel fighters, forcing them to retreat back towards the town of Lahaya.

A source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division told Al-Masdar that the Islamist rebels were attempting to bypass their lines in order to place mines and IEDs along the roads used by the military.

The source did not say whether or not there were any casualties from either side.

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