On Tuesday evening in northern Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard – alongside Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the Syrian Marines – imposed full control over the village of Saraf after violent battle with the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies seized Saraf after advancing along a number of fronts that lead to their ultimate military objective, which is the capture of Kinsibba in Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains).
Earlier today, the Syrian Special Forces – led by the commandos of the 103rd Brigade – launched a wide-scale assault in the Kurdish Mountains of northern Latakia, striking the Islamist rebels at a number of villages in order to weaken their defenses around the Kinsibba perimeter.
Photos from their attack this morning were posted by the battlefield correspondent Eyad Al-Hussein, who also reported that the Syrian Armed Forces are steadily advancing at a number of villages in northern Latakia today.
While the military activity has increased in northern Latakia, the Syrian Armed Forces have still been unable to break into the strategic village of Kinsibba, despite the repeated attempts.