Syrian Army infiltrates the rebel frontline in Latakia and captures new village

A Syrian soldier stands near an army helmet decorated with the Syrian flag in the Jab al-Jandali district of the central city of Homs on May 7, 2014 after Syrian government forces regained control of the city. The evacuation of rebel-held ts of Syria's Homs began today under an unprecedented deal which hands back control to the government weeks before the controversial June 3 election expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office. AFP PHOTO/STR

Around noon today, a top secret special operation had the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) penetrate deep behind the rebel frontline in Latakia province and capture the village of Ayn Isa. The latter village is located here:


The mission was conducted by a government task force composed of soldiers from the SAA’s special forces, the Syrian Marines and the National Defence Forces (NDF). Subsequently, the village was shelled during the afternoon by rebel fighters of Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) 1st and 2nd Coastal Divisions.

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