The Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigades” have recaptured the villages of Sarif and Da’da’an in the Latakia Governorate’s northern countryside after launching a counter-attack against the Syrian Armed Forces this afternoon in order to recover their lost territory in Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains).

Currently, the Islamist rebels are attempting to recapture several points lost near Jabal Beit Fares; these mountain points were lost to the Syrian Armed Forces two days ago, when the latter launched a powerful assault on their defensive positions.

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Helgé Janssen
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Helgé Janssen

am I getting confused? the Syrian Al-qaeda group and the FSA are on the same side? Please educate me.

Hovig Jamsakian
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Hovig Jamsakian

yes they are

Michael Vassiliou
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Michael Vassiliou

Come on Syrian Army, you can do this . Do not give up!!

Syrian Republic
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Syrian Republic

Helgé Janssen: Yeah, they’ve been so for years.

-Chris

Helgé Janssen
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Helgé Janssen

Thanks for the affirmation. 🙂 I think I may have read a ‘propaganda’ article a few months back….prior to Putin’s intervention.

Jacob Stuart
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Jacob Stuart

May they be retaken soon by Assad’s forces