Armenian populated village in Latakia liberated

By Asbarez | Friday, 22 January 2016

Armenian Church in Latakia (Source: Kanstasar News)

Al-Ghanimeh is an entirely Armenian populated village. (Source: Kanstasar News)

LATAKIA (Combined Sources) — On Thursday, the Syrian army after liberating several settlements in the Latakia province, liberated Al-Ghanimeh, an Armenian-populated village whose residents fled 4 years ago when armed militant groups entered the area, according to Kantsasar News.

The Syrian Army and popular forces had been advancing against the Takfiri terrorists in Northern Latakia and pushed the terrorists back from the Armenian-populated Al-Ghanimeh village after their defense lines came under massive attack.

Battlefield sources said a number of militants were killed or wounded during the government forces’ operation.

During the recent months, Syrian soldiers and the country’s fighter jets, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Russian warplanes, have managed to seize back several towns, villages and strategic hills in the Latakia province.

The liberation of Al-Ghanimeh comes one week after the Syrian Army won full control over the strategic town of Salma Northeast of Lattakia province in yet another landmark victory over the foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.