The Russian Coordination Center at the Hmaymim Military Airbase in Jableh (Latakia) reported on Thursday the recent arrival of some 150+ Jihadist fighters in northeastern Latakia after they were seen crossing the border from Turkey.

According to a military source in the provincial capital, these Jihadist fighters were monitored and tracked by the Russian Coordination Center as they crossed through Turkish Army checkpoints in order to enter Syria through the northeastern countryside of Latakia.

This was not the first time the Russians tracked a large concentration of Jihadists entering Syria from Turkey; however, the complete disregard for Syria’s territorial sovereignty has been one of the reasons the Russian Federation refuses rapprochement with Turkey.

Recently, the Jihadist forces launched a large-scale offensive to recapture a substantial portion of the Kurdish and Turkmen mountains from the Syrian Armed Forces; this would ultimately fail after a counter-offensive by the government.

However, despite their failures, the extremist rebels continue to harass the Syrian Armed Forces in northeastern Latakia as they look to deter the imminent government offensive at Jisr Al-Shughour.

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daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-15 11:25

Why not having neutralized them when still grouped after having crossed the border? I suppose they are moving by busses or trucks, aren’t they?

Jonathan Richer
Jonathan Richer
2016-04-15 03:06

Kurds need to attack Azaz again now before ISIS takes it.

Izat Charkatli
Izat Charkatli
2016-04-15 03:46

There are no legitimate worries of Isis taking control of Azaz. In fact, if they do take it, it would be much easier for the Kurds to take it from them with all the air support and destroyed fortifications in the city.

Slavonac
Slavonac
2016-04-15 07:05

Perhaps it is time for Syria and Russia to consider a buffer zone inside Turkey along the borders to Syria?

Zuzana
Zuzana
2016-04-15 11:43

Use napalm.