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Terrorists Withdraw From More Heights North of Syria’s Lattakia Province

17 January 2016 19:44


The Syrian Army announced minutes ago that its troops and their popular allies won back more heights in the Northern part of Lattakia province near the border with Turkey following hours of heavy clashes.

“The heavy attacks of the Syrian Army and the country’s National Defense Forces (NDF) forced the militant groups to retreat their fighter from the positions near Jabal Kazbar and Jabal Sandiyan in Rabi’ah region in the coastal province of Lattakia,” the army said.



“The pro-government forces are now in full control of Jabal Kazbar and Jabal Sandiyan and their surroundings,” the army added.

“Scores of the militants were killed or wounded in the battle,” the army went on to say.

In relevant development on Saturday, the Syrian army announced that its troops pushed back the militant groups from more territories Northeast of Lattakia and imposed full control over two more villages.

“The army and the NDF won back the villages of Duweirkeh and Ruweisat al-Nimr in the Northeastern part of the coastal province of Lattakia after hours of heavy battle,” the army said, adding, “The pro-government forces killed or wounded many terrorists.”

“In the meantime, the government forces retook a solar-powered satellite broadcasting station used by Takfiri terrorists, and a long tunnel extending from Ruweisat al-Nimr to al-Ruweisat al-Jadideh to transfer their weapons, ammunition and evacuating their injured members,” the army added.

“Engineering units also combed the liberated territories in search of explosive devices and landmines,” the army went on to say.

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