BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their strikes in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate, today, hitting a number of jihadist targets in the Jabal Al-Akrad and Jabal Turkmen regions.
Using their surface-to-surface missiles and artillery shells, the Syrian Arab Army’s Special Forces and Republican Guard pounded the jihadist trenches and dens in the Jabal Al-Akrad and Jabal Turkmen regions, scoring several direct hits.
According to a military journalist near the battlefield, the Syrian Arab Army has already managed to destroy several militant trenches, while also deeply fracturing the jihadist lines in northern Latakia.
The journalist added that the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive operations been limited today, as they are testing the defenses of the jihadist forces.
The Syrian Arab Army’s full fledged assault on northern Latakia will not likely come until the Tiger Forces and 4th Division have redeployed to northwest Syria.
Several units from the 4th Division have left southern Syria for Latakia recently; however, the majority of their tanks and shock troops have yet to make the long journey.