BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – For the third day in a row, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has failed to penetrate the militant front-lines at the key mountaintop town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia.

Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attempted to crack the lines of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) at the southern heights of Kabani last night.

However, their attempt to breach the militant lines was once again repulsed after a fierce fight overnight at the southern axis of Kabani.

According to a military source, the Syrian Army was forced to abandon the attack after suffering a number of casualties during the main assault on the mountaintop town.

The battle for Kabani is arguably the most difficult one for the Syrian Arab Army and their allies due to the fierce resistance from the militants and rough terrain surrounding this town.

The Syrian Army will need to capture Kabani if they ever decide to make a serious push to reach the strategic city of Jisr Al-Shughour in western Idlib.

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jmNZ

Surround it and besiege it, like the Vietnamese did at DienBienPhu.

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Its surrenings are all mountain and heavy arm can not be used they should continue to push from east and south.
Russia must understsnd to make safe its airport base must help to free idlib not just try to get to push the terrotists a little back.
Allepo and Hamma fronts must be mobelised to weaken the terrorists in idlib

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prince teutonic

Use choppers and drones with thermal imaging and bomb the c**p out of Shithadists…

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Mountaintops can only be liberated with the use of paratroopers. Launching head on assaults when the opponents hold the high ground is suicide. You can beet them only by going higher. That means paratroops, even behind any lines if need be. Cutting them off and leaving them surrounded on the mountain top without supplies is also a good tactic. It takes longer, but it is as effective.

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Assad must stay

Where are the thermobarics bombs ?

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Bad news, but do not be afraid, be brave, and go ahead.

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Nestor Arapa

Esta zona tiene que ser atacada desde el aire, lluvia de bombas con varios aviones a la ves como en la segunda guerra mundial.

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Karel Vd Geest

Can they bypass the place and isolate it against an attack in their rear?

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Rhodium 10

SAA and NDF are not a reliable combat force…only Tiger Forces, Russian Speznats and Hezbollah have the ability to fight vs terrorist well armed and trained!..

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steven clark

Well they should get the heavy team in to help also why no jet’s and helicopters…I think this where the SAA go wrong if there going to go forward…they should get more men for everytime there going to try for a high target…there losing men when they don’t need to…

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Wim Roffel

I agree. It is the normal strategy of the Syrian Army to attack the enemy where he is weakest. And they saved the point where the enemy was strongest to the last – at which time the enemy was surrounded and demoralized.

This was what happened for example in East Ghouta where Douma was conquered last.

So it puzzles me a bit why they now are attacking in Kobane where the rebels are so well dug in.

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