BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels scored an important advance in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week, as their forces managed to retake the key town of Kafr Naboudeh from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

However, this advance by the jihadists of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkish-backed rebels would prove incredibly costly as their forces lost well over 100 fighters in 72 hours.

According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the jihadists and their Turkish-backed rebel allies lost an estimated 120-150 fighters, with the majority of them being Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants.

The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) admitted greater losses for the jihadist rebels. The SOHR claimed that over 215 militants were killed during this offensive.

The reason for the high death toll for the militant groups was likely due to their style of attack during the battle. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham would send wave after wave of fighters towards the Syrian Army’s defenses in a bid to overwhelm their forces. Eventually, they were able to break the Syrian Army’s lines, but not before losing many fighters in the process.

The Syrian Army also suffered heavy casualties during the attack, but their losses in comparison are half of what was reported for the jihadist groups. Most of the Syrian Army’s losses came during Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s first assault on Kafr Naboudeh. While they managed to repel the first attack, their defenses had already been fractured by the jihadists; this resulted in the fall of Kafr Naboudeh later in the day.

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While they control Kafr Naboudeh at this time, the jihadist rebels will likely continue to suffer casualties at the hands of the Syrian Army and their allies. The reason for this is due to the ongoing bombardment by the Syrian military and the Russian Air Force. This bombardment has been incredibly costly for the jihadist troops who have been exposed to nonstop artillery and air strikes for several days now.

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Mykola Kuzmenko

No fan of jihadists by any means, but lets be honest here, Syrian army is an incompetent force. the jihadi drone footage show their retreat and it seems that they wer running away even tho they ha twice or even more number advantage, and I’m not even talking about armor that was leaving ahead of infantry, not even talking about leaving own colonel and s-load of weaponry behind. Someone should go to prison for this ( but I’m talking in the normal army). Sure some blame Russians for no air support and what not – but it’s all exuses. They… Read more »

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R3mba

I agree with you..

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Rhodium 10

Man…you dont discover anything new!..we know SAA along these years!..only Tiger Forces and RG 104 airborne brigade comanded by Gen Isam Zahredine(RIP)..have been a reliable force to combat and defeat terrorist…but they are less than 10% of SAA…terrorist only fear Russian Speznats&WagnerPMC..and Hezbollah fighters!

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Stern Daler

@Mykola, yes – in past wars even infantry known for bravery ran when when their StuG IIIs … pulled out. The tankers initiated the rout that caused SAA’s comparatively heavy losses. Shot running. Support tanks should be ordered to withdraw when they run out of ammo or fuel – not before.

Prison will not be enough to break this habit.
Cowardice before the enemy …

Ammo must be blown up or booby trapped against use. All know.

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Nestor Arapa

Comparto tu opinión, estoy de acuerdo con tu opinión.

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Kill Them All!!! Fuc*ing jihady scum!

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Nestor Arapa

La ofensiva debe continuar con mas aviones para aniquilar a los terroristas.

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russia busy in testing Demonstrating and selling weapons to Assads Enemies while every group force and entities involved in syrian war killing Dictator Assads supporters wherever and whenever they get chances.

Now Criminal Dictator Assad will tell that hes fighting against zionist state and declare victory in order to fool his dying supporters.

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MOTHER NATURE AND THE SUN BURN JEWS TO ASHES FOR 2ND MOON SURVIVAL
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is not nigel is mohamed