SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MAY 27, 2019: ARMY TAKES BACK KAFR NABUDAH, DELIVERS BLOW TO MILITANTS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – MAY 27, 2019: ARMY TAKES BACK KAFR NABUDAH, DELIVERS BLOW TO MILITANTS

On May 26, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and the National Defense Forces launched a surprise attack on the town of Kafr Nabudah in northwestern Hama, which had been recently captured by Hayat Tahir al-Sham (the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria) and its Turkish-backed allies.

The attack began in the morning after a series of airstrikes by Syrian and Russian warplanes. By the evening, government troops had established full control of the town killing at least 5 militants.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces seized Kafr Nabudah on May 22. Then, militants claimed that they had killed at least 50 pro-government fighters and captured several pieces of military equipment. Kafr Nabudah is the key strong point of militants in this area. The inability of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to keep it under its control create a threat to the western flank of militants deployed in Khan Shaykhun, Kafr Zita and nearby settlements.

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