BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has now retaken almost all of the territory they lost to the jihadist rebels last night, a source from the military told Al-Masdar moments ago.
The source said the Syrian Arab Army recently just expelled the jihadist rebels from the key hilltop of Tal Malah. Tal Malah overlooks the main road linking the two government strongholds of Mhardeh and Sqaylabiyeh.
Since they launched their counter-offensive, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to retake the town of Kafr Houd and the large hilltop of Tal Malah. The Syrian Army is now attacking the small town of Jibeen, which was the first site captured by the jihadist forces last night.
Despite the successful counter-offensive, the Syrian Arab Army still suffered a large number of casualties the night before. According to a source, the death toll from the jihadist attack has exceeded 30.