World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkmen opposition factions took control of a large part of Kizildag peak Friday from regime forces, backed by Russian warplanes, in Latakia province’s Bayirbucak region, local sources told Anadolu Agency.
Turkmen opposition forces had launched a ground offensive early Friday against Syrian regime forces, backed by Russian warplanes, to retake Kizildag peak (Burj al-Zahiya in Arabic) after losing it late Thursday.
The sources reported that Turkmen factions made noticeable advances against regime forces and seized two tanks amid fierce regime shelling.
The peak is located five kilometers from the Turkish border. Being the highest peak in the area, Kizildag is of strategic value as it guarantees control of the Turkmen villages around it.Last Mod: 27 Kasım 2015, 19:50