BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels continued their offensive in northern Latakia this afternoon, targeting several areas under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
According to a preliminary report from the battlefield, the jihadist rebels managed to capture their first town during this offensive in the Turkmen Mountains of northern Latakia.
The report said the jihadist rebels captured the town of Atterah after overrunning the Syrian military’s lines this afternoon.
With Atterah under the control, the jihadist rebels have now captured two sites from the Syrian Arab Army since launching this offensive last night.
At the same time, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) is now present over northern Latakia. The SyAAF has already carried out several attacks since noon (local time), with their assault choppers doing most of the striking.