The Syrian military forces killed two senior commanders of the al-Nusra Front terrorist group in the port city of Lattakia, media reports said.
According to al-Mayadeen news website, Abu Hazifa al-Tunisi and Abu Ayyoub al-Tunisi, two leaders of al-Muhajerin brigade affiliated to the al-Nusra front, were killed in clashes with the Syrian army forces in Reef Lattakia.
The Syrian army also managed to regain control of a number of villages in Reef Lattakia from the rebel groups.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.
Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.