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Turkish Army soldiers prepare their tanks and armoured personnel carriers at a staging area in the outskirts of the village of Sugedigi, Turkey, on the border with Syria, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, codenamed Operation Olive Branch, started on Saturday, heightening tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict and threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has renewed its attack on the jihadist defenses in northern Latakia this week, despite the recent arrival of Turkish military reinforcements to the Jabal Al-Akrad region.

According to the latest field report from Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army, alongside the Republic Guard, launched several missiles towards the positions of the jihadist rebels in the Al-Haddadah area.

The Syrian Arab Army reportedly used its domestically-made Golan-1000 missiles, which have been deployed to this region of Latakia for over a year.

Over the weekend, the Turkish military reportedly established a new observation post in northern Latakia, amid increased tensions between the Syrian Army and jihadist rebels in northwestern Syria.

The total number of Turkish observation posts is estimated to be over 55, which is significantly hire than the 12 that were first agreed upon during the Sochi Agreement of September 17th, 2018.

Regardless of the Turkish observation posts, the Syrian Army has continued their attacks against the jihadist forces that are positioned in these areas.

Source: Almasdarnews, August 10th, 2020