On Saturday morning, Islamist rebels from Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched a large-scale assault on the strategic village of Qassab in the Latakia Governorate’s northern countryside, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) frontline defenses at the northern flank in an attempt to recapture the territory they lost last week.

This counter-offensive began at 8:30 A.M. (Damascus Time) when hundreds of Islamists from Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigade” stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the Qassab tower, resulting in a series of violent clashes at the northern flank of this village in Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains).

Despite repeated attempts by the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army to infiltrate into the village, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of Republican Guard – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Latakia City, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the Syrian Resistance – repelled each attempt, killing over 30 enemy combatants while also destroying 3 armored vehicles in the process.

According to a battlefield journalist in northern Latakia, the Islamist rebels from Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army withdrew from the northern flank of Qassab after sustaining heavy casualties; this was later followed up a number of airstrikes from the Russian Air Force.

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Helmut
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Helmut

good to hear that those rats couldn’t success

Hazel Packham
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Hazel Packham

SHARE =-

brian g
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brian g

@leithfadel rebel in north latakia: nature 1 rebel 0 https://t.co/f3HyW8p1qt

Atalia Roma
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Atalia Roma

How large is jabhat al nusra?

Vlad Steiner
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Vlad Steiner

10,000 fighters .

Danny Jerje Saade
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Danny Jerje Saade

No match

John Redman
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John Redman
Abid Sayed
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Abid Sayed

take no prisoners!!!