Syrian Army loses control of town it captured earlier today after jihadist counterattack

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December 31, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

IDLIB, Syria – Earlier today the elite Tiger Forces of the Syrian Army, the 4th Division and the National Defense Forces liberated the town of Al-Khuwein from Al-Nusra forces after fierce clashes, as reported by FRN.

However, a counter attack by the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front and Jaysh Al-‘Izza allowed for the jihadist groups to retain control of Al-Khuwein in the southeastern countryside of Idlib this afternoon.

The counterattack was made swiftly before the Syrian Army could consolidate its defenses and withdrew before the jihadists could inflict severe casualties.

The Syrian Army are expected in the coming days to make its own counterattack where its success will see a quick consolidation of its defenses.

The Syrian Army are just days into its offensive against terrorist groups operating in jihadist-held Idlib province in northwest Syria. The new operation has seen much success with a many hilltops and settlements being liberated with the total capitulation of the entire southeast countryside of the province expected to come back to government control over the coming week or so.

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