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EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Army Wins Back Key Heights Overlooking Kabani Town in Lattakia

30 April 2016 15:46



The Syrian army continued its advances in the Northeastern part of Lattakia province on Saturday, and seized back a number of strategic heights paving the way for taking full control of a key town there.

The army units are now in full control of Heights 1146, 1154 and 1112, as well as Zawiqat which overlook the strategic town of Kabani in Northeastern Lattakia.

The newly-liberated heights are important because they are located to the South, Southeast, and Southwest of Kabani town.

The winning back of Lattakia heights is a prelude to the Syrian army and popular forces’ imminent operations to win back Kabani.

In a relevant development on Friday, the Syrian army troops and National Defense Forces, in a fresh phase of joint attacks, struck the terrorist groups’ military positions in Northeastern Lattakia near the border with Idlib province to capture Kabani town.

The Syrian Armed Forces stormed the positions of  al-Nusra Front, Ahrar Al-Sham, Jeish al-Turkmen and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) along the last two hilltops overlooking Kabani, and inflicted major casualties on the terrorists.

The Syrian Armed Forces hit the terrorists’ centers in the points 1125 and 1154 overlooking Kabani from its Southwestern flank.

Reports said on Thursday that the al-Nusra Front terrorist group called on its members in different parts of the country to join their comrades in Lattakia, fearing a massive impending loss in war with the Syrian army and its allies.

The Syrian army backed by Desert Hawks Brigade and the National Defense Forces launched special operations to recapture the last hilltops at Kabani in Lattakia province, killing and injuring a large number of Takfiri terrorists.

The large-scale operations of pro-government forces forced the Takfiri terrorist group to send a large number of reinforcements to the Northeastern parts of Lattakia.

According to a military source, the al-Nusra Front received a significant number of fighters from the nearby al-Ghaab Plains.

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