After a week-long hiatus in the northeastern part of the coastal province of Latakia, the Syrian Army launched a large-scale offensive to retrieve the jihadist stronghold of Kinsibba, one of the few remaining rebel-held towns in the province.

The participating groups in this offensive are the elite Desert Hawks, Syrian Marines, the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Special Forces. The main targets of this offensive are the Toubal and Shillif castles that exert fire control over Kinsibba.

Should the Syrian Army capture the aforementioned imperative town along with its overlooking hills, the government force would be able to launch an assault on Kabaneh which capture would expel the jihadist forces from the province.

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Quite logical, now that all jihadis are busy at Aleppo

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I agree. Now is the optimum time for the Syrian army to attack in Latakia. I do not want another casualty in the Syrian army.

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Thank you for your reports. It is impossible for anyone dependent on Western media to understand what is happening in Syria.

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Attempt #80982

Maybe with hundreds of jihadis gone to Aleppo, they might have a chance.

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hey f**k face, i dont see you helping. why dont you go f**k a goat and stop criticizing those putting their lives on the line for humanity

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“f**k a goat”, that’s such an Arab thing to say haha. They massively outnumber their enemy, just like the Iraqis do with ISIS, this war is absurd. One side is outnumbered and without an air force, the other has the numbers and TWO AIR FORCES and still retreats immediately after attacked. If I was putting my life on the line for humanity, for my country, I wouldn’t be so quick to flee.

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I would be interested to see your take and kind words on the odds for Iraqi “raghead insurgents” (as you probably called them back in the good old neocon days) that fought US occupation forces for 10 years in their country, and ultimately managed to lead them into hasty retreat out of an unwinnable quagmire, despite countless changes in strategy by their top brass. Which basically meant hundreds of thousands of soldiers with top-notch gear and weapon systems, the world’s 1st air force and navy, a target country starving unde the weight of international sanctions and a no-fly zone for… Read more »

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Your argument makes no sense, I said that the Syrians are failing to make a stand and defend their own home and you’re saying that American invaders in Iraq had no stones. They’re completely the opposite. It’s ironic that you used the term “double-standards”. As for the Americans, they were far too careful in not causing civilian casualties, that they enabled resistance. They took over the country with ease, they were simply too PC to effectively hold it. Assad enables resistance by busing his enemies around the country and paying salaries to everyone in enemy territory, thus using that money… Read more »

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The US worries about civcas ? lol, 120,000 people confirmed killed on the first months of the invasion alone and you have the guts to come here and say they were so careful. News flash: the insurgency progressively got to its most critical level as the civilian toll and widespread abuses of all sorts skyrocketed and the occupation dragged on, with its secret prison, catastrophic behavior of PMCs on top of classical Marine war crimes and so on. They initially seized the capital because they pounded every inch of the miserable, exhausted, sanction-riddled, 3rd-world-like country with the best cruise missiles… Read more »

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As I said, they took Iraq with ease, within weeks, and thereafter they tip toed around with the militants rather than crack down and stop getting picked off. You went on quite a rant based on an incorrect assumption of what I said. Like in Afghanistan, so feeble, stationing themselves here and there rather than taking the fight to the Taliban, hesitance is their downfall. And woah, you’re saying that if someone invaded your soil, you and yours would retreat as easily and swiftly as the Syrians constantly do? That you’d struggle against an enemy you far outnumber, with no… Read more »

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Deja vu

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Any results so far? None reported.

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Again? seriously? let me guess, desert hawks gonna capture it ,just so to lose it again to some VBIED the next day, then next day they’ll recapture it again but after couple hours will retreat. You know there are other towns which are not named Kinnisbba out there.