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Syria: Army, Resistance Forces Win Back Strategic Hilltop in Lattakia Province

8 November 2015 17:59


The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces managed to take control of a strategic hilltop in the province of Lattakia, Northwestern Syria, after killing Tens of terrorists.

“The army and the resistance forces seized back Katf Hasoun hilltop in the Lattakia province,” a Syrian popular combatant fighting against the Al-Nusra Front terrorists told FNA on Sunday.

A large number of Al-Nusra Front terrorists were killed and wounded in the army operations in Katf Hassoun region.

The strategic hilltop of Katf Hasoun not only paves the way for the army’s operations in Sahl al-Qab, but also increases the control of the Syrian army over Jbal al-Farak region which was captured by the popular and Hezbollah forces several days ago.

Earlier today, the Syrian army’s artillery units massively shelled gathering centers of the terrorist groups in at least eight different locations across the Northern and Northeastern parts of Lattakia province, leaving 36 militants dead.

The militants’ positions in Al-Karoura Mountain, Arafeet, Ocober, al-Daghmashliya, al-Zwaik, Deir Hanna, Katef al-Ghader and Katef al-Ghanama were heavily targeted by the Syrian artillery, which resulted in the killing of 36 terrorists.

The militant military sites also sustained heavy damage in the army shelling.

On Saturday, the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces were very close to seizing back Al-Daghmashliya, a strategic village in the province of Lattakia.

Also on Saturday, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, backed by Russian warplanes, destroyed the positions of the Takfiri militants in the Northeastern parts of Lattakia.

The Syrian forces took full control over the remaining hilltops in the Northeastern Lattakia.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured in heavy clashes in Lattakia.

The army and the NDF also destroyed the terrorists’ arms depot in the region.

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