The army units seized back the key Height 458. 19 in Lattakia province pushing back the terrorists from the region.
Scores of militants were killed and injured in clashes with the army units.
Almost 7 percent of Lattakia province is now under the control of the ISIL as the Syrian army and resistance forces have won back over 100 villages in the past two months.
In a relevant development on Tuesday, the Syrian fighter jets in a series of incessant operations heavily pounded several militant positions and their gatherings in a village in Northern province of Lattakia.
“Several militant positions and their military grid were severely damaged during Syrian jets combat sorties over the village of Ma’ar Baya in Lattakia province,” the sources on the ground confirmed.
The Syrian Army announced on Tuesday that it has dispatched a large number of fresh forces to the Northeastern heights of Lattakia province near the border with Idlib province to join an imminent anti-terrorism operation.
“The Syrian Armed Forces have been transferring fresh soldiers to the Kabani front, where they are likely to launch an assault in the coming days to break the last line of defense of Jeish Al-Fatah militants in Lattakia,” the army said.