Battle rages for Kafr Nabuda

In northern Hama, leaflets are being thrown from military helicopters, where residents are being urged to take refuge, as a major air operation will soon begin, which will accompany the Syrian army. There is a concentration of Syrian troops to the west and south-west of Kafr Nabuda, as well as the active movement of mechanized columns, including artillery and MLRS. In the region of Suran and Abu-Dahur, checkpoints have been created for civilians to leave the battlefield. Such checkpoints were usually created before large-scale attacks.

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Kafr Nabuda. 05.23.2019

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Briefly on the situation in Kafr Nabuda.

1. By the morning of May 23, militants controlled most of the city. At night, Syrian troops retreated to a position west of Kafr Nabuda. For the militants, this was the first tactical success since the beginning of the offensive of the Syrian army. Obviously, this was contributed to by the 72-hour truce, which ends today. Both sides point out the extremely bloody nature of the ongoing battles and heavy losses on both sides.

2. In the evening and at night the city was subjected to strong artillery and air strikes. Militants fired back guns and mortars at SAA positions in the western suburbs of Kafr Nabuda. The militants are mainly concentrated on the eastern outskirts of the city, the center is very much destroyed. On the night videos from Kafr Nabud, there were fires and columns of smoke from the ongoing shelling. It is reported that during the withdrawal of the Syrian army, a large group of militants exploded behind the landfills, which suggests that the SAA carried out mining in the western and central quarters.

3. In northern Hama, leaflets are being thrown from military helicopters, where residents are being urged to take refuge, as a major air operation will soon begin, which will accompany the Syrian army. There is a concentration of Syrian troops to the west and south-west of Kafr Nabuda, as well as the active movement of mechanized columns, including artillery and MLRS. In the region of Suran and Abu-Dahur, checkpoints have been created for civilians to leave the battlefield. Such checkpoints were usually created before large-scale attacks.

4. At night, Al-Nusra’s drones attempted to attack the airport of the provincial capital Hama. The attack was carried out with the help of small UAVs dropping grenades and mortar mines. Damage caused is minor. A power station in the countryside was also attacked. We can expect the continuation of attacks of small-sized UAVs both in North Hama and against the Hmeymim airbase. Without stripping the Al-Lataminah ledge and south-west Idlib, this problem will not disappear of itself.

We are waiting for developments.

 

Syrian infantry in Kafr Nabuda
Air strikes in North Hama and Idlib

Destroyed Turkish armored vehicle “Panther F9”

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