On Wednesday in the Latakia Governorate’s northern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard – in close coordination with Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) – imposed full control over 4 villages in Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains) after a violent battle with the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

According to a local military source, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade and their allies seized the villages of Beit Zayfa, Beit Khadour, Al-Sabihiyah, and Qasr Al-Jourah after repelling the Islamist rebels in the Turkmen Mountains lat night.

Currently, several firefights have been reported between the Syrian Armed Forces and the Islamist rebels in the Turkmen Mountains this morning, with the heaviest clashes taking place at the contested village of Al-Hawz, which exchanged hands during yesterday’s battle.

The Russian Air Force is also carrying out a number of airstrikes near the Turkish border, hitting several Islamist targets along the road to the Free Syrian Army’s stronghold of Al-Rabi’yah.

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Daud Mahfouz
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Daud Mahfouz

victory till the end

johnny peterson
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@maria_engstrom HEROES who defend their country from terrorists!

kumar mehdi
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great fight,,,,throw terrorist out.

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What are the Russians and Syrians doing about the supposed incursion of the Turkish Army into Northern Syria?
Shouldn’t they be bombed?