Earlier today in the Latakia Governorate’s northern countryside, the extremist rebels from Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jaysh Al-Turkmen, and the Free Syrian Army’s “1st Coastal Brigade” launched a counter-assault at Jabal Qal’at in order to recapture the territory they lost to the Syrian Armed Forces 10 days ago.
So far, there have been no reported gains by the extremist rebel groups; however, a source from the Syrian Arab Army’s 48th Special Forces Regiment stated that the firefights are fierce and still ongoing.
Jabal Qal’at is located in Kinsibba’s western countryside; it is also the site of the Kinsibba Castle that was captured by the Syrian Armed Forces 10 days ago.
Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allies will need to recover a lot of territory in northern Latakia over the next few days because the Syrian Armed Forces are on the brink of sealing the Idlib and Turkish borders with this coastal province.
Despite repeated attempts to capture the strategic town of Kabani on the Idlib-Latakia border, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard has still been unable seize it from Jabhat Al-Nusra.