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Syrian Army on Verge of Major Victory at Lattakia-Idlib Border

10 February 2016 21:30


Militant groups operating in the Northeastern part of Lattakia province have called for more fresh forces to save their last main stronghold at the border with Idlib province, intelligence sources said.

“Most of the terrorists, whose positions in the Northern and Northeastern parts of Lattakia province have been captured by the Syrian army in the recent days, have been ordered by the militant commanders to join Kinsibba battlefront,” the sources said, adding, “Heavy air and artillery attacks on the militant defense lines near Kinsibba testifying the Syrian army’s firm will to conduct an imminent operation in the region to access the Southern territories of Idlib province.”

Earlier reports said that The Syrian Army announced that the capture of Bashoura in Kurds mountain paved the way for the more rapid advances of the country’s soldiers and the National Defense Forces (NDF) against the militants in the Northeastern parts of Lattakia and the Southern parts of Idlib provinces.

The Syrian army, backed up by the NDF, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), Liwa Suqour al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), and the Syrian Marines are steadily advancing along the several fronts in Lattakia province’s Northeastern part that ultimately lead to the rebel stronghold of Kinsibba.

Following the capture of Bashourah on Tuesday afternoon, the Syrian government forces shifted their focus towards the rebel stronghold of Kabani, where they have attempted to position themselves along two different directions in order to strike the militant groups from the high ground.

While Kinsibba is the ultimate goal for the Syrian Armed Forces, the village of Kabane is the gateway to the Eastern side of Kurds mountain and eventually the militants’ strongholds of al-Sirmaniyeh and Jisr al-Shughour in the Idlib province.

It is very likely that the Syrian Armed Forces choose to capture Kabani before launching one last large-scale offensive in Northern Lattakia to seize Kinsibba.

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