Military escalation | Opposition factions fire rockets on Russian positions in Kensaba leaving casualties
Nearly 25 regime soldiers, rebels and jihadists killed in Jabal Al-Akrad battles
Opposition factions fired several rockets on the Russian positions in Kensaba frontlines in the northern countryside of Latakia, injuring several Russian soldiers, amid unconfirmed reports suggest that more soldier has been killed. SOHR activists have monitored helicopters landing in the targeted positions evacuating the casualties.
On the other hand, the rebels and jihadists managed to thwart the repeated attacks which regime forces and loyalists launched this morning in Jabal Al-Akrad in northern Latakia, preventing them from advancing into rebel positions there. It is worth noting that regime attacks coincided with intensive rocket and artillery firepower.
SOHR activists have documented more fatalities in the intensive bombardment and fierce clashes since morning, bringing the number of fatalities among regime soldiers and loyalists to 15, while nine rebels and jihadists have been also killed. The death toll is expected to rise as many other combatants sustained serious injuries, while unconfirmed reports suggest there are other casualties.