Abu Abdul Rahman al-Madani, the Al-Nusra Front commander in Lattakia, was killed in Jabal al-Torkman region in the Lattakia province, Western Syria.
The army units, meantime, thwarted an attempt by the Takfiri terrorists to penetrate into a Syrian army base in Jabal al-Rahmalia region in Northern Lattakia.
In March 2013, the Northern Lattakia was attacked by the Takfiri terrorists most of whom were Chechens and Turkmens backed by Turkey.
The most important goal of the Takfiri terrorists from attacking Northern Lattakia has been finding a sea route to the outside world.
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis gaining access to the international waters has been a dream of the terrorist groups, including the Al-Nusra Front and the ISIL.
Earlier this month, dozens of foreign-backed Takfiri militants were killed in military operations targeting their positions in the Syrian province of Lattakia, Western Syria, on Friday, FNA dispatches said.
“Over 110 Al-Nusra terrorists, most of them non-Syrians, were killed in the Syrian army’s operations in the village of Shalaf,” a Syrian military source told FNA on Saturday.
The army destroyed a number of hideouts of the Al-Nusra terrorists in Shalaf village 50 kilometers away from the city of Lattakia.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.