The army men engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in Atriyeh and al-Saraf near the border with Turkey and repelled their attack after killing a number of them.
Also, the army’s artillery units shelled heavily terrorists’ positions and movements in Jabal (mount) al-Shir and in the village of Nawareh near the border with Turkey.
A field sources said that terrorists have launched the attacks, codenamed “God Will Defeat Them By Your Hands”, in a bid to disturb the army’s concentration on Idlib.
The sources further said that a sum of 13 terrorists were killed and their arms and military equipment were destroyed in the failed attack in Lattakia.
Websites close to terrorist groups reported last month that a senior Libyan commander of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) was killed in fierce clashes with the Syrian army in Lattakia province.
Safiyan al-Libi nom du guerre al-Mohajer, senior Al-Nusra commander, was killed by the Syrian army in Jabal al-Tafahiyeh region in Lattakia province, terrorist-affiliated websites said.