BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has officially entered the southern part of the Jabal Al-Zawiya region after advancing into southwestern Idlib earlier this week.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army scored an important advance into the Jabal Al-Zawiya region this week after advancing north of Huwayz in southwestern Idlib.
As illustrated in the map below, the Syrian Army officially entered the Jabal Al-Zawiya region after seizing the town of Qasabiyah from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.
This advance by the Syrian Arab Army has fully secured the northern flank of Kafr Naboudeh, but the eastern axis of the town still remains susceptible to jihadist attacks.
In order to secure the eastern axis of Kafr Naboudeh, the Syrian Arab Army will have to capture the key hilltop of Tal Sakher, which is situated at the southwestern part of the town.
Once Tal Sakher is captured, the Syrian Arab Army can make a push to capture the town of Al-Hobeit. Al-Hobeit is the first major town under the control of the jihadist rebels in southwestern Idlib.