Ahrar Al-Sham breaches ceasefire to attack Syrian Army troops in Latakia
[AlMasdar] Harakat Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
launched an attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northeastern countryside of Latakia, Sunday, violating terms of the ceasefire that was mediated between Russia,
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, and Iran.
According to a military source in Latakia, Harakat Ahrar al-Sham fired a barrage of Katuysha missiles and artillery shells at the Syrian Army’s positions in the Kurdish Mountains (Jabal al-Akrad).
The source added that the primary target for the jihadist rebels was the Shalf castle, which sits atop of the Kurdish Mountains.
This abrupt attack resulted in the wounding of at least a half dozen men, prompting the Syrian Arab Army to reinforce the area, despite not responding directly.
Harakat Ahrar al-Sham’s attack in northeastern Latakia comes just hours after Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s Shari’ah front man, ’Abdullah al-Muhaysni, stated that the two jihadist factions will be launching an offensive against the Syrian Army in the near future.
Posted by: trailing wife 2017-07-17