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Three Top Militant Commanders Killed in Lattakia

20 October 2015 21:29



Militant groups in the province of Lattakia acknowledged on Tuesday that three of their senior commanders have been killed in clashes with the Syrian army.

The terrorist groups said on their social media pages that Kafi Fahd and Abu Libia from the so-called “Asifet al-Hazm Battalion” and the leader of “Sayyed al-Shuhadaa Hamzeh Battalion”, nicknamed as Abu Hamza, were killed during clashes in the Northern countryside of Lattakia.

Earlier reports said the Russian fighter jets’ air raids on the terrorist positions across the coastal province of Lattakia left at least 40 militants dead, including Basel Zimmo (Abu Hamza) a senior commander known as the King of US TOW antitank missiles.

The Russian warplanes, on Monday midnight and early hours of Tuesday, targeted the hideout of the militant commanders in Jabal al-Akrad area in several missile attacks in which, at least 40, terrorists were killed and many others were injured.

Abu Hamza, a defected captain and Chief of Staff of Coastal Division, was trained by the US forces in Turkey to operate the US-made antitank missiles against the government forces in Syria.

Zimmo targeted many army tanks in Syria by TOW missiles and trained many militants to work with the TOW missiles.

On Sunday, the Syrian fighter jets bombed several headquarters, concentration centers, and vehicles of the terrorists in Qaraqfi mountain, North of Salma, Marj Khokha and Tertiah in the Northern countryside of Lattakia.

Scores of terrorists were killed in the air raids. A number of the militants’ hideouts and machinegun-equipped vehicles were also destroyed.

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