The Syrian regime forces carried out military exercises with live ammunition on the contact lines with the opposition factions in the northern countryside of Latakia, under the supervision of Russian military personnel.
Yesterday, Sunday, October 23, the US "Al-Monitor" website quoted an unnamed source in the Syrian regime forces that the military operation of the Syrian regime forces took several days with the support of the Russian army, as it carried out a tactical operation using live weapons that reflect the real fighting conditions in the areas. Mountainous, rugged terrain and forests.
He explained that during the military exercises, various military weapons and mechanisms were used, including armored vehicles, motorcycles, artillery and rocket launchers, as well as warplanes and helicopters.
He pointed out that these exercises were conducted in the Salma countryside north of Lattakia, specifically in the mountainous Marj Khokha area, noting that the area is free of civilians due to its proximity to the contact lines.
According to the source, the exercises simulate a military ground operation launched by the Syrian regime forces against the opposition factions stationed in the mountainous areas of Latakia countryside and southwest of Idlib governorate.
Al-Monitor said that the opposition factions fear that the Russian training of the Syrian regime forces on the outskirts of Idlib is part of preparations for a new military operation to control new areas in northwest Syria.
It is noteworthy that the Syrian regime forces had earlier conducted several military maneuvers under the supervision of senior officers of the Russian forces, which included land, air and sea exercises.