Gov’t Forces Seize Control over 8 Heights North of Syria’s Lattakia
“The Syrian army troops and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF) carried out a joint large-scale operation in the mountainous part of Lattakia province and pushed back the terrorist groups from Heights 652, 687.5, 526, 662.8, 427, 754.5, Syriatel Tower, Jabal al-Aswad al-Kabir and Atira village,” the sources said.
“Over 25 Takfiri terrorists were killed or wounded in the Syrian government forces’ operation,” the sources added.
“The militant groups’ military hardware also sustained heavy damage in the attacks,” they said.
Military analysts believe that the eye-catching victories of the pro-government forces against the militant groups in the mountainous regions of Lattakia in winter time are indebted to the strong will of the Syrian soldiers, the NDF and Hezbollah fighters to route out militancy and terrorism in the country.
They further added that very good back up of the ground forces by the Syrian and Russian Air Force is another factor behind the continued defeats of the militant groups.
Military experts said Friday that the Syrian army and its allies are advancing rapidly along 3 different fronts in the Northern part of the coastal province of Lattakia.
“In a matter of 2 and a half months, the Syrian army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies have seized several kilometers of territory inside Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains) and Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains), while the Turkish-backed militant groups retreat along several axes,” the experts said.