Top Nusra Front Commander Killed in Syrian Army Attacks in Lattakia

Top Nusra Front Commander Killed in Syrian Army Attacks in Lattakia
Tue Jun 28, 2016 14:16:02

A notorious field commander of al-Nusra Front was killed in clashes with the Syrian military forces in the mountainous regions in Northern Lattakia near the border with Turkey.

Abu Hajar al-Banshi was killed in heavy fighting with the Syrian soldiers near the village of Kabaneh.

In the meantime, the Syrian army men repelled the terrorist groups' offensives in Northern Lattakia, which claimed the lives of at least 20 terrorists and destroyed at least six of their military vehicles.

In relevant developments in the coastal province earlier this month, the Syrian Army troops and popular forces continued to hit the strongholds of the terrorist groups in Northern Lattakia and pushed the militants back from more heights in the mountainous regions near the border with Turkey.

The Syrian government forces' operation in Northern Lattakia ended in the seizure of Nawwara region and meantime claimed the lives of several militants.

Also, the Syrian army men engaged in heavy fighting with al-Nusra Front in al-Nimer region and forced the militants to retreat from the battlefield after leaving behind scores of the dead and wounded members, FNA reported.

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