The army, backed by the popular defense groups, targeted one of the Takfiri militants’ hideouts in al-Mraij village, 48 km Northeast of Lattakia city.
A military source said that at least 12 terrorist, mostly al-Nusra terrorists, were killed during the army operation. Two cars loaded with weapons and ammunition were also destroyed.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 230,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.