Syrian Allied Forces Push Back Terrorists from Heights North of Lattakia

Syrian Allied Forces Push Back Terrorists from Heights North of Lattakia
Mon Apr 11, 2016 18:00:59

The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) repelled the terrorist groups' offensives in the Northern part of Lattakia and put an end to the hour-long control of the militants over a strategic height, FNA reports.

The Syrian government forces opened heavy fire at the offensive positions of the terrorist groups near the mountains of Abu Ali and al-Qamou'a, which slowed their movements down.

The Army and the NDF further conducted a rapid counter-attack and pushed the militant groups back from Abu Ali mountain, which ended in the killing or wounding of tens of terrorists.

The terrorist groups' military equipment also sustained major damage in the failed attacks and in the Syrian army's counter-attack.

Earlier reports said that the Syrian army troops and popular forces, backed up by the Russian and Syrian fighter jets, have repelled the terrorists groups' fresh waves of large-scale offensives in the Northeastern part of Lattakia province and inflicted major casualties on them, battlefield sources said.

"Joint operations of terrorists of al-Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham and Ansar al-Mohajer (mainly form Chechnya and Caucasus) to prevail over the government forces' strongholds in the mountainous regions of Lattakia near Kinsibba were fended off by the Syrian soldiers, the National Defense Force and Hezbollah fighters," the sources said.

"The Syrian and Russian fighter jets have played a crucial role in pinning the terrorist groups down behind their positions," they added.

"The Russian jets have targeted a large number of military vehicles of the terrorists," the sources said


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