Moments ago inside the Latakia Governorate’s northeastern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – imposed full control over the strategic mountaintop village of To’uma in Jabal Al-Akrad (Kurdish Mountains) after a violent battle with the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

According to the Syrian battlefield correspondent Eyad Al-Hussein, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade captured the village of To’uma after advancing from the nearby town of Duwayrakah in Jabal Al-Akrad.

The capture of To’uma by the Syrian Armed Forces this morning has now paved the way for the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies to close the 1 km gap between their frontlines and the southern perimeter of Kinsibba, which is considered one of the last rebel strongholds in rural Latakia.

Should the Syrian Armed Forces capture Kinsibba from the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army, then they will be in position to seize the remaining Latakia border-crossings into Turkey that are under the Syrian Opposition’s control, while also beginning their downhill journey to the strategic city of Jisr Al-Shughour in the Idlib Governorate.

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