BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has taken strict security measures near the Turkish border with the Latakia Governorate following a series of jihadist attacks on their positions in the Turkmen Mountains.
According to the Sputnik News Agency, the Syrian Army’s recent measures around the Turkish border has proven effective in defending several towns in the Latakia Governorate, including Atirah, Al-Durra, and Sarraf.
“The new measures came after the Turkish-backed attack, which was aimed at creating a strategic breach that would reshuffle the cards,” a military source told the Arabic-language version of Sputnik.
According to the Sputnik source, the opening of the Turkish border had facilitated the entry of several foreign fighters from countries like Uzbekistan, Chechnya, China (Uyghurs), and Turkestan.
The goal of the attack, the source claimed, was to take control of the Zahi Mountain that overlooks the strategic town of Rabia.
Below is a video from the Latakia Governorate, showing the Syrian Arab Army near the Turkish border.