On Saturday, a large convoy comprised of republican guard soldiers arrived to the Syrian government controlled town of Salma in the northern Latakia countryside.

These soldiers were originally deployed to the East Ghouta region of Greater Damascus before they were given orders to participate in the upcoming northern Latakia offensive.

In the coming days, the Syrian Armed Forces, led by the Desert Hawks and Syrian Marines, will be conducting the long awaited northern Latakia offensive that is concentrated on the remaining villages and mountaintops that overlook the Turkish border.

Unlike their previous offensives in northern Latakia, the Syrian Armed Forces do not plan on halting this assault until they officially seal the Turkish and Idlib borders that have been used by jihadists to infiltrate this coastal province.

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Rami Bahram
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It seems as if Syria is unsure of what offensive to pursue

Jonathan Richer
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They only have the Aleppo offensive going now.

Rami Bahram
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Rami Bahram

Currently Eastern Ghouta and northern Aleppo. Now attempting to finish off Latakia. At one time it was an offensive to Raqqa. Another time it was an offensive from palmyra to deir ezzor.

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I agree Raqqa was not a good idea for the time since the others were more important. Those deserve more attention.

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At the same time, this doesn’t mean Raqqa is less important of course.

Rami Bahram
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Rami Bahram

Focus on one and get it over with

Watan
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EXACTLY! Was saying the same thing before I saw your comment. For years they start offensives, meet some success then pull back the units and send them there. Rebels regroup where they meet the success, push back their gains, then they pull men from elsewhere who were successfully on the offensive to beat back the rebels attempting to reverse this gains. The incompetence is frightening considering that they have been at war almost as long as the duration of ww2. Despite this amount of time to fricken learn they have not learned one thing. Is this how all arab armies… Read more »
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As long as they don’t deprive those in East Ghouta, that should matter for that pocket must be liberated as much as the rest of Latakia, Aleppo, and Deir Ez-Zor.

Eee
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Eee

Don’t report where they came from! That just tells the rebels where to attack next.

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maicon enrique

Acho que o exercito sirio deve exercer sua pressão sob guouta oriental e al rantan e esqucer de raqqa , libertar mais de 100.000 civis presos em deir ez zor . Já em alepo fechar o cerco aos distritos controlados pelos terroristas na cidade, bloqueando a rota casstelo. USAR EM ALEPPO A MESMA TECNICA USADA NA BATALHA PELA CIDADE DE HOMS ,o pior e que em ALEPPO vive mais de um milhão de pessoas e concerteza a ONU (eua) vai acusar o governo sirio de matar civis de fome e bombardeios .

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there are 50 thousand SAA troops tied up in damascus, finish the east ghouta campaign and free them up instead of moving constantly around the country using them as firefighters.