The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ambushed a large Jabhat Al-Nusra convoy near Mount Turkamen at Darooshan, killing 31 militants at this mountain village in the Latakia Governorate. The ambush occurred around 6 A.M. Damascus Time, when a contingent from the Syrian Arab Army’s 3rd Army Corps positioned themselves in the surrounding area and laid the attack on the ensuing militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra. According to a military source, the majority of the fighters were unidentified, but believed to be foreigners.

Identified militants killed from Jabhat Al-Nusra:

Majid Baash Al-‘Umar
Lu’ayy Aghbeesh
Abu Mohammad Al-Daghestani
Monzer Al-Tahaan
Mahmoud Al-‘Abrash
Mounir ‘Abdullah
Kamaal Awrafali
Mustafa Beesani

The National Defense Forces (NDF) encountered a large contingent from Jabhat Al-Nusra in the village of Al-Durra, engaging the latter in a violent firefight that led to death of 2 foreign field commanders. According to a source in ‘Aramo, over 20 Jabhat Al-Nusra fighters were killed during the battle, while the NDF lost 6 men. The source added that there were no Syrians among the dead Jabhat Al-Nusra fighters at Al-Durra.

Identified militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra:

Monzer Al-‘Alwani Al-Malqab (Abu Hariri Al-Tunisi – Leader of Jabhat Al-Nusra)
Mohammad Al-Kamaal (Abu Umar Al-Tunisi)
Jamaaldeen Al-Qabeesi (Tunisian)
‘Adnan Abu Jabal Al-Leebi (leader of Jabhat Al-Nusra)
Marwan ‘Atoo (Libyan)

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