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Syrian Army, Allies Launch Large-Scale Operations at Lattakia-Idlib Border

12 March 2016 16:55



The Syrian army and its popular allies have launched massive operations Northeast of Lattakia bordering the Southern part of Idlib province to wipe out the last positions of the terrorist groups in the coastal province, informed sources said.

“The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces have stormed the Takfiri terrorist groups fortified positions near the small but strategic town of Kabani,” the sources said, adding, “The Syrian government forces preferred to hit the militant groups’ line of defense from the overlooking heights of Jabal al-Zweiqat in the Southern side of Kabani.”

“The militant groups’ strongholds, mainly those of al-Nusra Front in the Southern side of Kabani, have been heavily bombed in the recent days by the Syrian and Russian fighter jets to weaken their defense abilities,” the sources added.

Earlier reports said that the militant groups left behind scores of dead or wounded members and fled their strongholds near at least five villages in the Northern part of the coastal province of Lattakia near the border with Turkey under the heavy offensives of the Syrian Army and popular forces.

The Syria army alongside the National Defense Forces continued to push the militant groups back from more territories in the mountainous regions of the province and imposed full control over the villages of Haret Maz’aleh, Haret al-Tahoun, al-Qastal and Heer Debbin after several hours of intense battle with the militants.

The militant groups suffered a heavy death toll and their military hardware also sustained major damage in the Syrian government forces’ assaults.

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