Around noon, combined Islamist rebels from Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar ash-Sham and the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) 1st Coastal Division attacked government positions in northeastern Lattakia and subsequently captured the village of Nakshaba along with the nearby Rasha Hill.

With another Jaish al-Fateh (rebel) offensive ongoing in southern Aleppo, these events seem to spell the end of the Syrian ceasefire which was otherwise agreed in Geneva not long ago.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) – backed by the National Defence Forces (NDF) and paramilitary forces of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and Syrian Resistance – are attempting to mobilize their troops as to recapture the lost sites. Thus, clashes are ongoing on the outskirts of Nakshaba and the strategic Rasha Hill.

Nevertheless, rebels have much territory to recapture if they are to reverse the gains made by government soldiers inside the Latakian governorate since the summer of 2015. In early 2016, the Syrian Arab Army captured close to all rebel strongholds in the countryside of Latakia, most remarkably Salma, Rabia and Tartiyah.

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Tiime Irre Vaali
Tiime Irre Vaali
2016-04-02 14:51

That’s all for ceasefire. It was a stupid idea to turn away our ASF from Syria, there were no point to parley with those rats

José Da Silva
José Da Silva
2016-04-02 14:52

This is not a problem! Nothing that one hour of bombardment does not resolve … just wait to arrive more torreoristas so that the elimination is complete.

Himel Rahman
Himel Rahman
2016-04-02 14:48

🙁

zaz
zaz
2016-04-02 21:42

Turkey has been active in supplying weapons and men power during the month long ceasefire.