Hundreds of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists, most of them from Chechnya and the Caucasus regions and backed up by Turkish artillery fire, gained control over the two villages of al-Dorra and al-Saraf in the Northwestern parts of al-Rabia’a town and near the Turkish borders following heavy attacks on Syrian army positions.
After taking control of the two villages, the terrorists received a large cargo of weapons and military equipment and were joined by fresh forces who poured into Northern Syria via the Turkish borders.
Meantime, the Syrian army has sent more forces to the occupied regions to win them back from the militants.
The Syrian army and popular forces made gains in several areas in the Northeastern countryside of Lattakia, purging them of terrorists on Thursday.
The Syrian Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, purged the terrorists from Barza al-Tahtani village and Katef al-Zaitona, Daher Sando, Tal Ghweirat and Jabal Abu Ali regions in the Northeastern countryside of Lattakia, field sources said on Thursday.
Stability and security was restored to these areas after army operations, they added.