The 72 hour ceasefire didn’t last more than 10 hours on Saturday because the extremist rebel forces from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) chose to attack the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Kinsibba countryside of northeast Latakia.

Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army launched their powerful assault on Qal’at Al-Kinsibba (Kinsibba Citadel) on Saturday morning in order to take advantage of the Syrian Arab Army;s passive defenses in Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains).

Despite the intensity of the assault, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to beat back the Jihadists before they could make any progress at Qal’at Al-Kinsibba.

According to a military source at the town of Slunfeh, the Syrian Armed Forces killed 9 Jihadists and wounded several others before the latter retreated towards the Aleppo-Latakia Highway (M-4 Highway).

Clashes are still ongoing between the two entities; however, the Syrian Armed Forces seem to have this under control.

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Amin
Amin
2016-04-30 10:43

Stop these silly ceasefires. Stop it. Stop it.

Barish
Barish
2016-04-30 14:19
Reply to  Amin

I see the Syrian version of “maskirovka” here: show good-will towards ceasing combat in an area, imply to insurgents that you are not engaged in earnest there – and thus lure them into further useless offensives.

El Cid Asaei
El Cid Asaei
2016-04-30 11:17

Surprise surprise!

Miguel on
Miguel on
2016-04-30 12:14

que los maten a todos los terroristas traidores

Kopfz
Kopfz
2016-04-30 13:37

Last couple of days the terrorists have taken a huge death toll. Well over a 100 a day throughout Syria, and failed in most instances to inflict any casualties on the Syrian forces.

This would appear that the terrorist groups are throwing fresh, almost completely untrained recruits at offensives, in complete disregard for losses. Smacks of desperation.

KellynSyria
KellynSyria
2016-04-30 12:55

@Syria_Protector #Homer, #SAA and #RuAF: I’LL MACE YOU GOOD, #REBELS NEAR KINSIBBA IN NE #LATAKIA!!!! https://t.co/lOKMavFEHk

ESAM A AZIZ
ESAM A AZIZ
2016-04-30 16:40

There is no point in embalming the #Geneva process on #Syria
https://t.co/lJRbfFvSCs

ESAM A AZIZ
ESAM A AZIZ
2016-04-30 16:35

The #White House tried the power of persuasion and charm with #Putin who isn’t susceptible to either https://t.co/lJRbfFvSCs

Sal Reugen
Sal Reugen
2016-04-30 20:50

Bomb them.