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TRANSLATED: Daily says foreign fighters moving towards coastal Syria, away from air campaign

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On February 5, the Qatari-owned Al-Quds al-Arabi daily carried the following report by its correspondent in Latakia Salim al-Omar: “Militants in Rif Latakia revealed that the number of foreign fighters in the Kurds and Turkmen mountains had largely increased this past year compared to 2013, especially in parallel to the launching of the international coalition strikes that have not yet reached the coast. Ahmad, a militant from the liberated Rif Latakia, said in exclusive statements that among the reasons that led to the flocking of the fighters to the Rif is that it is a mountainous area, with locations that cannot be reached by the fighter jets and the bombing, especially in the presence of many caves at the top of the mountains or deep within the valleys. He continued: “The city of Salma in Rif Latakia hosts dozens of military posts affiliated with the Syrian opposition…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

February 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm

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