"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)



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Syrian Commandos liberate the strategic village of Kinsibba in northeastern Latakia- Al-Masdar News

Minutes ago in the Latakia Governorate’s northeastern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade (commando brigade) of the Republican Guard – backed by Fouj Al-Mughawayr Al-Bahar (Syrian Marines), Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – have imposed full control over the strategic village of Kinsibba after a 72 hour long battle with the extremist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA). 

The Syrian Commandos and their allies were able to break-through the rebel defenses inside the village this morning after surrounding Kinsibba from three different flanks last night. 

Similar to the capture of Al-Rabi’yah in Jabal Al-Turkmen (Turkmen Mountains), the Syrian Armed Forces surrounded the village from three different flanks in order to give the rebels one outlet to retreat; this military contingency is premised on the idea that it would shorten the battle and avoid immense bloodshed.