"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "
Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)
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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Syrian Army Breaks into Rebel Stronghold in Northern Latakia- Al-Masdar News
On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army’s Special Forces – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Mouqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) – entered the Syrian Opposition stronghold of Al-Rabiya’ for the first time in three years.
Operations at Al-Rabiya’ began on Wednesday morning, when the SAA’s Special Forces broke-through the FSA-affiliated – Coastal Brigades – frontline defenses, overrunning their positions before declaring full-control over Tal Yeshua in the Zahiya Mountains of northern Latakia.
Directly following the control of Tal Yeshua, the SAA and their allies stormed Points 767 and 803 in the Zahiya Mountains, killing 28 militants from the Coastal Brigades and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” – they were able take control of these points after fierce clashes forced the Islamist forces to withdraw to the village of Al-Rabiya’.
The SAA and their allies entered the rebel fortress of Al-Rabiya’ after taking control of a number of hills surrounding the village to the east.