“If they manage to cut the road (linking Al-Hanboushiyah and Nariyah) in Jabal Turkmen, the Takfiri terrorists will be forced to find another route to transport their supplies through,” a source said on Thursday.
He said that the Syrian forces are “trying to cutoff the main supply route from Turkey”.
According to the source, the Syrian soldiers are engaged in heavy clashes with Takfiri terrorists near the road, adding that the army has targeted the region with mortar shells and rockets.
In an important development in Lattakia earlier this week, Khaled Abu Saqqar, a notorious top leader of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group, who earned universal recognition after eating the heart and liver of a dead Syrian soldier in front of cameras in 2013 and when he was an FSA Commander, was killed in fierce clashes with the Syrian army.
Khaled Abu Saqqar was killed in the Syrian army’s attacks on the Al-Nusra Front’s military positions in the Northeastern part of Lattakia province on Tuesday.
Abu Saqqar had been a member of Al-Farouq Brigades affiliated to the Free Syrian Army before joining Al-Nusra Front.
Abu Saqqar’s convoy was targeted by the Syrian army along the road to the Kurdish Mountains (Jabal Al-Akrad) in Northeastern Lattakia.
Abu Saqqar is infamous for video showing him eating the organ of a dead Syrian soldier in Homs province in 2013.