"Government forces flushed opposition fighters from their last strongholds in northwestern Syria near the Turkish frontier Sunday, seizing the Armenian town of Kasab and restoring government control over a nearby border crossing, activists and state media said.
The developments came as regime airstrikes pounded bases in eastern Syria belonging to the Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS in coordination with the Baghdad government, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The military’s advances fully reversed the gains rebels had made during their three-month campaign in Latakia province, the rugged coastal region that is the ancestral heartland of President Bashar Assad." Daily Star
Syrian forces have largely finished "cleaning up" the previous insurgent penetration into the Alawi heartland along the Syrian coast.
At the same time the Syrian Air Force is making airstrikes against Raqqa in eastern Syria. They are doing this in support of the Iraqi government in its fight against Rebel Forces and because the rebel coalition is bringing armored equipment captured in Iraq back into Syria. pl
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