Syrian Army Crushes Terrorists in Latakia Province

Syrian Army Crushes Terrorists in Latakia Province
Sun Mar 6, 2016 16:20:11

Amid a ceasefire arrangement that has restored calm to much of Syria and the promise of Aleppo regaining access to electricity, the Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Force have continued a joint offensive against terrorist groups in the western province of Latakia, media reports said.

A swath of strategic areas has reportedly been liberated by the Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Force (NDF) in the northeastern mountains of Latakia Province in western Syria.

During the latest offensive, the Syrian troops managed to drive the remaining terrorists from their positions at Latakia's border with Idlib province.

Government forces additionally retook a number of key sites along the Aleppo-Latakia Highway (M-4 Highway), in an advance that paved the way for the Syrian Army to reach the hilltops overlooking the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour, located in the southern part of Idlib province.

The offensive came just a few days after the Syrian Army and the NDF liberated several strategic villages and a strategic height in Latakia province.

In separate development, Russian warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes on ISIS positions in the eastern part of Homs province in central Syria.

The aircraft destroyed a whole array of ISIS targets, including the terrorists' oil smuggling route to Turkey located near the ancient city of Palmyra, Sputnik reported.


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