With the recent liberation of Salma and Rabia, it is expected the rest of Latakia will come back under government control in a matter of a short time.
This will make way for the liberation of Idlib province which was overrun in early 2015 by the Army of Conquest, a coalition of terrorist groups, primarily Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra, Ahrar ash-Sham and the Free Syrian Army.
Salma was the primary terrorist stronghold in Latakia province and the Syrian Arab Army have not been able to uproot the terrorists in their 4 year occupation of the town.
This changed with the Russian intervention in Syria. The soldiers make clear in the video that this liberation was only possible with Russian airstrikes.