BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels from the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) launched a new attack last night on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses inside the Al-Ghaab Plain region of the Hama Governorate.
According to a military communique from northern Hama, the Turkestan Islamic Party attempted to storm the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses near the key town of Al-Sirmaniyeh.
However, the Syrian Arab Army was able to spot the jihadist rebels before they could reach their intended target south of Al-Sirmaniyeh.
A fierce battle would ensue between the two parties in the Al-Ghaab Plain, resulting in heavy losses for the jihadist rebels Turkestan Islamic Party.
The Turkestan Islamic Party would ultimately retreat before dawn this morning in order to evade capture by the Syrian Arab Army.