Syrian Army Squashed Scores of Al-Nusra Terrorists in Northern Latakia Province

Syrian Army Squashed Scores of Al-Nusra Terrorists in Northern Latakia Province
Thu Mar 3, 2016 17:18:29

The Syrian army backed by popular forces launched heavy attacks on the al-Nusra Front positions in a mountainous area in Northern Latakia, killing a bunch of terrorists.

"A number of Nusra terrorists and their allies were killed in clashes with the Syrian army near al-Hadada village and Latakia mountain in the Northern outskirts of the city," a field source said on Thursday.

Also, on Wednesday, the Syrian army and popular forces continued their advances in Latakia province, and seized back several strategic villages and a key height in the coastal province.

The army units and popular forces seized back Mazali, al-Khashkhasha and al-Zaheqeen villages in Latakia.

The Syrian government troops also took full control of Hadada hilltop in Latakia province.

In a relevant development yesterday, the Syrian army announced that its troops and their popular allies have launched the last phase of their large-scale operation in an area Northeast of Latakia to conquer the last strongholds of the militants at the province's border with Idlib.

"The Syrian army, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), the 48th Special Forces Regiment, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Syrian Marines launched the final assault on the strategic village of Kabani inside Jabal al-Akrad (Kurds Mountain)," the army said.

"The Syrian Armed Forces have attacked the militants from two different directions and looking to break-through the enemy’s lines of defense near the village of Ikko," the army added.

If Kabani is captured, the Syrian armed forces will be in position to liberate the strategic village of al-Sirmaniyeh from al-Nusra Front, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA); FNA reported.

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