Photo: REUTERS / Omar Sanadiki
The Syrian Arab army (SAA) unsuccessfully tries to take a key mountain town of Kabani in Syria’s Latakia. It is reported by AMN.
Syrian army forces resist Hayat Tahrir al-Shami (created on the basis of the banned in Russia “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”). They were able to repel the offensive. According to a source publication, the CAA was forced to abandon the attack once suffered significant casualties during the main assault on the city.
11 may it was reported that Russian aircraft had shot at Kabani. Aircraft launched several air strikes near the city during the attack on the rebel positions.
Kabani is located on the border between the country’s main port Latakia and Turkey. If the Syrian army manages to control the city, the militants in Latakia will be cut off from their key supply of supplies from the province of Idlib. In addition, after the capture of Kabani will be possible to attack the strategically important town of Jisr al-Shughour.
The civil war in Syria began in spring 2011. The main participants of the conflict — government forces, acting on the side of the incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, the so-called moderate opposition and Islamist groups.
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