Syrian army on Thursday took control of the last bastion of Takfiri insurgents in the northern countryside of Lattakia.
Field sources told al-Manar that the Syrian army, backed by the popular defense groups, restored security and stability to Kensaba town in Lattakia’s northern countryside.
The sources said that by the seizure of Kensaba the Syrian army fully controls the northeastern entrance of Lattakia countryside.
The move allows the Syrian army to advance towards Idlib which is located 3 km far from Kensaba. The retaking of the town also allows the Syrian army to move on to regain the militant-held town of Jisr al-Shughour, which is 13 km far from Kensaba, according to the sources.
In recent weeks, the Syrian army managed to establish control of large parts of the Lattakia countryside. Earlier, the army regained control over the two main militant strongholds of Salma and Rabiya in Lattakia.
Below are al-Manar exclusive scenes that show the Syrian army advance in Kensaba.
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