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    Syrian Army, Russian Warplanes Wipe Out Militants in N Latakia Province

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    The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces have reportedly captured a large depot of militants' weapons and ammunition in the newly-seized village of al-Sayyid in western Syria's province of Latakia.

    A large depot of militants' weapons and ammunition  has been seized by the Syrian Army and popular forces in the newly-captured village of Jabal al-Sayyid in the northern part of Lattakia in western Syria, according to the Iranian news agency FARS.

    "The Syrian government forces seized a large volume of military hardware, including weapons, vehicles and ammunition in the positions of the militant groups after the terrorists retreated from their strongholds in Jabal al-Sayyid," the sources said.

    According to the sources, the recapture of Jabal al-Sayyid currently places the army in a very good position to monitoring the militants' movements in the al-Mreij region.

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    A Syrian army soldier near Latakia

    The seizure of militants' depot in Latakia came a day after the Syrian troops launched an offensive against the militants based in the mountainous regions in northern areas of the coastal province, including those located along border with Turkey.

    On Friday, a spokesperson for the Syrian Army announced that the government troops, supported by Russian airstrikes, have managed to gain back more than 56 villages, towns and heights from the militant groups across Latakia in just 68 days.

    "The militant groups withdrew forces from over 56 strategic villages, towns and heights after the Syrian government forces launched their joint operation, enjoying the back-up of the Russian air fleet," the spokesperson said.

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    The army touted the recapture of 56 strategic points as a "wonderful example of coordination and cooperation between the pro-government troops and the Russian Aerospace Force."

    Sources have, meanwhile, said that dozens of militants were killed and many more wounded after the Russian bombers  targeted the militant groups' strongholds in the rural areas in Jabal al-Akrad and Jabal al-Turkmen regions in Latakia.



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