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Turkish Forces Watch on as the Syrian Army Seizes Large Parts of the Border in N. Latakia*

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Turkish Forces Watch on as the Syrian Army Seizes Large Parts of the Border in N. Latakia*

By Leith Fadel

Each day, the Turkish-back Islamist rebels lose large chunks of territory to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies in the Turkmen Mountains (Jabal Al-Turkmen) and the Kurdish Mountains (Jabal Al-Akrad) of northern Latakia.

If this were to happen four months ago, the Turkish Armed Forces would have most certainly helped the Islamist rebels deter the Syrian Arab Army’s advance towards the border-crossing; however, Turkey is now at the mercy of the Russian Air Force’s fighter jets, who relentlessy target groups like Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham along the Latakia-Turkey axis.

On Monday morning in northern Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard – backed by the National Defence Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian…

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