The Turkmen Islamic Party, backed by Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), launched a massive offensive in the northern Latakia countryside on Monday that targeted Jabal Al-Akrad and Jabal Turkmen near the Turkish border.

However, this jihadist offensive started off on a sour note after the Russian Air Force struck the Turkmen Islamic Party’s convoy en route to the imperative hilltop of Tal Abu Al-‘Ali.

Following the Russian airstrikes, the jihadist rebels stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at Tal Abu Al-‘Ali, Tal Al-Qal’at, Hakoura, Nakhsaba, and Tal Risha.

Despite claims made by social media activists from the Syrian opposition, the jihadist rebels did not make any significant gains on Monday; instead, they ended up retreating towards the Turkish border after failing to advance.

According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, a large number of jihadist rebels were killed during the battle, including several foreigners of Uyghur descent.

The entire Latakia front is now quiet after the massive retreat by the jihadist rebels on Monday night.

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Hafez al-Assad
Hafez al-Assad
2016-06-27 23:38

Why the lies? Honestly… This article is full of them. When you say the Russians obliterated a convoy of TIP fighters you have yet to give a shred of proof! You’d think if the Russians had actually given a s**t and done such a strike, they would have said so themselves?! And activists were not the only ones who made the claim, the parties involved have made the claims, Step News which is a rather reliable source also added a map update showing the gains made by rebels… Seriously, it would look embarrassing for us if we wake up tomorrow… Read more »

agitpapa
agitpapa
2016-06-27 23:23

Margoshvili is finally dead. End of an era.

Someone in this world
Someone in this world
2016-06-28 01:10

Haha 😉 !! Good job SAA and of course Ruaf for all your support ….. now they have to rethink about another offensive and i hope it will take a long time after this failed operation

Marija Lozina
Marija Lozina
2016-06-28 00:25

sad se “okate djevice” radujju …

Marija Lozina
Marija Lozina
2016-06-28 00:25
meadpw
meadpw
2016-06-28 02:13

What SAA waiting for? Start the Counter-Offensive immediately

Roy Ben
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Roy Ben
2016-06-28 03:02
Reply to  meadpw

They are now on the border with turkey. They can’t afford a war with Turkey at this point.

aku
aku
2016-06-28 02:32

that is the major problem with SAA they sit quite now the main thing is to start counter offensive to suppress them all…..

Simon Greate
Simon Greate
2016-06-28 05:10
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allahusnackbar
2016-06-28 07:06

I think you mean ”turkistan islamic party in syria branch” made up of uighurs. Turkmen and turkmenistan are different things,

Antiimperialista
Antiimperialista
2016-06-28 10:36

@leithfadel My brother, they are not Jihadist but Takfiri terrorists

Dargon
Dargon
2016-06-28 20:06

Complete failure and disaster was SAA defeat in Raqqa. Please don’t ever mention complete failures when it isn’t.