Latakia, Syria (11:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Marines, backed by the Desert Hawks Brigade and National Defense Forces (NDF), imposed full control over the village of Shalaf this morning after launching a new offensive to capture the key mountaintop town of Kinsibba in northern Latakia.

According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Armed Forces began their assault on Friday by firing a barrage of artillery shells and missiles towards Jaysh Al-Fateh’s positions at Shalaf village.

Following the bombardment, the Syrian Armed Forces stormed the village, killing a half-dozen militants from Jaysh Al-Fateh before taking full control of Shalaf.

The village of Shalaf is located just south of Kinsibba; it was recently lost to the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh after the latter launching a counter-offensive to reclaim all of the territory they lost to the Syrian Armed Forces.

If the Syrian Armed Forces make the push to capture Kinsibba today, they will have to do it quickly because if they are unable to seize the hilltops surrounding the town, they will be easy targets for Jaysh Al-Fateh missiles and snipers.

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