Ghab-Lattakia Map update 10-4-2016

Around 6 p.m Damascus time, joint rebel forces captured the northern part (50%) of Jabal Qamou’ along with the nearby village of al-Bayyada and its adjacent tower which lies upon a hilltop in the northeastern countryside of Latakia.

According to al-Masdar intel, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) retreated from the area under heavy shelling shortly prior to the first rebel fighters entering al-Bayyada village.

Today’s rebel offensive in Latakia was carried out by Jabhat al-Nusra, the Turkistan Islamic Party, Ahrar ash-Sham and the Free Syrian Army’s 1st Coastal Division who were able to infiltrate SAA positions and force a government retreat from the area.

While many SAA units and pro-government paramilitary groups are stationed here, the strongest fighting force is the Syrian Navy Marines who were deployed to the region after aiding the capture of Palmyra city two weeks ago.

A military source in the area has notified al-Masdar that government reinforcements are currently pouring into the outskirts of al-Bayyada village, as local SAA commanders intend to recapture the site as quickly as possible.

Below, an image has emerged showing the Desert Hawks en route to the region overnight:
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Qalat Mountain holds huge strategic importance as it not only overlooks Turkey, but also all rebel-held villages in the governorate. On the other hand, if Islamist rebels are able to fully recapture the mountain, their scouts and reconnaissance units will be able to spy on military positions inside the government-held countryside of Latakia.

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@justfightX you mean the Russian army

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@leithfadel RUAF MUST SUPPORT AIR, UNTIL IT CLEARS ALL OF SYRIA. THE SAA CAN ONLY NOT WITH YOUNG ISLAMISTS MOSTLY SUNNI

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SYRIA SUNNI YOUTH IS MOSTLY ISLAMIC. IT WILL BE DIFFICULT IN A DEMOCRATIC SYRIA IN PEACE AND UNITED. WITH THAT OUTLOOK

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LATAKIA, TARTUS, HAMA, HOMS, SUWAYDA, PROVINCE DAMASCUS, QUNEITRA AND DERAA. YOU CAN RELEASE IT. THE REST VERY DIFFICULT

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IDLIB, ALEPPO, DEIR EZZOR AND RAQQA. THEY ARE ALMOST ENTIRELY SUNNI AND I SEE DIFFICULT DOMAIN OF ASSAD IS THOSE TERRITORIES

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@TheDaneChris German translation https://t.co/e24aAzB0OC

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mvlazysusan .

Stupid-assed Government.

Should offer hunting licences and guided tour packages. Marksman from around the world will flock to Syria to put their sniper rifles to the ultimate test. To bag a Snackbar.

When life hands you lemons, make lemon-aid. When life hands you Snackbars legitimately designated by the whole world as needing a good killing, why not put that on the “free market” and make a handsome profit?

>””
Hunting in America is big business, generating
more than $67 billion in economic
output and more than one million jobs in
the United States.

Source: http://www.fishwildlife.org/files/Hunting_Economic_Impact.pdf